Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales by Nelson Mandela

In these beloved stories we meet a Kenyan lion named Simba, a snake with seven heads, and tricksters from Zulu folklore; we hear the voices of the scheming hyena, and we learn from a Khoi fable how animals acquired their tails and horns. Creation myths tell us how the land, its animals, and its people all came into existence under a punishing sun or against the backdrop of a spectacularly beautiful mountain landscape. Whether warning children about the dangers of disobedience or demonstrating that the underdog can, and often does, win, these stories, through their depiction of wise animals as well as evil monsters, are universal in their portrayal of humanity, beasts, and the mystical. Translated from their original languages--Karanga, Nguni, Xhosa, and many others--these folktales are a testament to the craft of storytelling and the power of myth.

Buy Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales by Nelson Mandela from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780393329902
ISBN-10: 0393329909
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales by Nelson Mandela

Book Reviews - Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales by Nelson Mandela

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales book by Nelson Mandela and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Nelson Mandela

Dare Not Linger by Nelson Mandela
Hardback, October 2017
$48.46
State vs. Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela
Paperback, October 2014
$29.40
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Paperback, June 2014
$16.17
Biko by Nelson Mandela
Paperback, September 2013
$31.91