Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

ISBN-10: 0393052125
ISBN-13: 9780393052121
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 10.75" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980

Nelson Mandela was born Rolihlahla Mandela on July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa. His teacher later named him Nelson as part of a custom to give all schoolchildren Christian names. He briefly attended University College of Fort Hare but was expelled after taking part in a protest with Oliver Tambo, with whom he later operated the nation's first black law firm. He eventually completed a bachelor's degree through correspondence courses and studied law at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He left without graduating in 1948. Mandela was part of the African National Congress (ANC) and spent many years as a freedom fighter. When the South African government outlawed the ANC after the Sharpeville Massacre, he went underground to form a new military wing of the organization. In 1964, he was sentenced to life in prison for sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government. Instead of testifying at the trial, he opted to give a speech that was more than four hours long and ended with a defiant statement. While in prison, he received a bachelor's degree in law in absentia from the University of South Africa. In 1990, Mandela was released from prison after 27 years. He served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with former South African President F.W. de Klerk in 1993 for transitioning the nation from a system of racial segregation. After leaving the presidency, Mandela retired from active politics, but continued championing causes such as human rights, world peace and the fight against AIDS. He died on November 5, 2013 at the age of 95.

Foreword
The Enchanting Song of the Magical Bird
The Cat Who Came Indoors
The Great Thirst
King Lion's Gifts
The Message
The Snake Chief
How Hlakanyana Outwitted the Monster
Words As Sweet As Honey from Sankhambi
Mmutla and Phiri
The Lion, the Hare, and the Hyena
Mmadipetsane
Kamiyo of the River
Spider and the Crows
Natiki
The Hare and the Tree Spirit
The Mantis and the Moon
The Snake with Seven Heads
The Hare's Revenge
The Wolf Queen
Van Hunks and the Devil
Wolf and Jackal and the Barrel of Butter
The Cloud Princess
The Guardian of the Pool
The Sultan's Daughter
The Ring of the King
The Clever Snake Charmer
Asmodeus and the Bottler of Djinns
Sakunaka, the Handsome Young Man
The Mother Who Turned to Dust
Mpipidi and the Motlopi Tree
Fesito Goes to Market
Sannie Langtand and the Visitor
Glossary
About the Authors
About the Artists
Credits

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