Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 Posted by Dina N

An exciting new audiobook is coming out today! Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is benefiting children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The audiobook is directed by Alfre Woodward and features 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. Its original music is by South African legends Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela.

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.

Please visit for more information and to listed to fabulous clips from the audiobook.

The site also features activities for kids that you can download for endless hours of fun.

Please post about this audiobook and grab the badge above to help the children in South Africa impacted by AIDS/HIV.


  1. Sharon Gelman said...

    Thanks so much for blogging about this! We really appreciate it.

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