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In this story from Kenya, retold to Phyllis Savory by Gwido Mariko, the hare and the hyena again try, as they so often do, to outwit each other. 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.
(P)2009 Hachette
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By Frae on 12-09-16


The Nelson Mandela Favorite Folklore are incredible, and indescribably charming. I cannot recommend these stories enough for children or adults who wish to learn more about African Folklore. I recommend getting all the stories, which will run you less than taking your family to the movies. The narrators are brilliant and bring these tales to life.

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By Gretchen SLP on 09-14-17

Rickman Rocks This African Fable

This VERY short story, not included in the main volume of Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales, is nonetheless worth acquiring, so I do recommend paying the dollar-plus cost. It's maybe not quite as memorable as Alan Rickman's other story within the collection, The Ring of the King, but Rickman makes it soar right off the page. Grade: A-

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By Mariola on 11-12-16

Great listen

Yet another great story that I could listen over and over again. Brilliant and unforgettable performance from Alan Rickman.

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By Katja on 01-17-11

Alan Rickman's voice (*****)

I bought the stories because of Alan Rickman's voice. He really should make more audio books!
The stories are lovely too and I will be gifting these to my niece who is a big Severus Snape fan. :)

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