The Cat Who Came Indoors

  • by Nelson Mandela (editor), Hugh Tracey
  • Narrated by Helen Mirren
  • 0 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This bonus story is available by download only and is not included in the physical or downloadable version of Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales. There are quite a number of stories explaining how dogs were tamed, but this Shona story from Zimbabwe, originally told to the musicologist and folklorist Hugh Tracey in the Karanga tongue, explains how cats became cherished inhabitants of human homes.Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an audiobook benefiting children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Africa, featuring Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, Alan Rickman, Jurnee Smollett, Charlize Theron, Blair Underwood, Forest Whitaker, and Alfre Woodard, with a special message from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and original music by South African legends by Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela, directed by Alfre Woodard. The audiobook was a truly international affair, recorded in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, London, and Johannesburg. The stories were chosen by the Nobel Laureate himself, from every region of Africa.


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A Very Short Story

The Cat Who Came Indoors is a good story. Of course, I like the lesson about who is the best. But then I am a woman. lol I was disappointed at the brevity of the story. I expected a longer one.
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- Susan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2009
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio