Books cel­e­brat­ing Madiba’s legacy


VAR­I­OUS AU­THORS Tafel­berg This stun­ning an­thol­ogy col­lects 32 of Nel­son Man­dela’s favourite chil­dren’s sto­ries and fables from across the African con­ti­nent, from Cape Town to Morocco.

It brings to­gether rich tales that will en­ter­tain and ed­u­cate. Honour, per­sis­tence and ded­i­ca­tion are re­warded in The Snake Chief (Zu­l­u­land); in the San tale The Great Thirst we learn how the first an­i­mals found graz­ing land and wa­ter; and in Mmadipet­sane we’re taught to lis­ten to our par­ents (Le­sotho).

Find out how cats do­mes­ti­cated them­selves in The Cat Who Came In­doors (Zim­babwe),and be en­ter­tained by clever trick­sters in Wolf and Jackal and the Bar­rel of But­ter (Cape Dutch) and The Hare’s Re­venge (Zam­bia).

You can also travel from Cape Town to Per­sia in a de­light­ful ad­ven­ture with the witch San­nie Lang­tand (Cape English).

Each story has a short in­tro­duc­tion ex­plain­ing its ori­gin, which adults will find en­light­en­ing.

The lively tales are mostly just a few pages long, which makes them per­fect for bed­time.

Chil­dren will be en­thralled. Just like the fairy­tales of the Broth­ers Grimm (Sleep­ing Beauty) and Hans Chris­tian An­der­sen (The Lit­tle Mer­maid), this vol­ume is a must for your child’s book­shelf.

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