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Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales( )
Compiled by: Mandela, Nelson
Read by: Anderson, Gillian
Bratt, Benjamin
Burton, LeVar
Chavira, Ricardo
Cheadle, Don
Damon, Matt
Goldberg, Whoopi
Hayes, Sean
Jackman, Hugh
Jackson, LaTanya Richardson
Johansson, Scarlett
Messing, Debra
Mirren, Helen
Nagra, Parminder
Okonedo, Sophie
Pounder, C. C. H.
Rickman, Alan
Smollett, Jurnee
Theron, Charlize
Tutu, Desmond
Underwood, Blair
Whitaker, Forest
Woodard, Alfre
Jackson, Samuel L.
ISBN:978-1-60024-667-8
Publication Date:Jul 2009
Publisher:Hachette Audio
Book Format:Downloadable audio file
List Price:USD $14.98
Book Description:

Visithttp://mandelasfavoritefolktales.com/ for clips and bios of all performers. Winner of the 2010 Audie for Audiobook of the Year, Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an extraordinary audiobook 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...
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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.

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