Mandela’s Favorite Folktales

To celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday, there is a new audio book of his favorite African folktales.  Featured on NPR’s Morning Edition this morning, you can hear tempting fragments of songs and the voices of popular American actors reading the tales.  The collection sounds like a great way to bring African folktales into libraries and homes.  The audiobooks raise funds for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Artists for a New South Africa.  The official website is here with more story excerpts to sample.