Madiba Magic | Picture Books
Madiba's favourite stories for the children of Africa, brought together in a huge thick book full of beautiful pictures - a feast for the eyes! Here are 32 stories that come from Southern Africa and the rest of Africa - South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Kenya, Nigeria and Morocco. As well as Malay/Indian stories brought to the Cape of Good Hope centuries ago by artisans and political exiles from the East.
From the cradle of mankind comes a kaleidoscope of a book refracting Africa in its myriad facets and hues: the dizzying glare of the hot African sun, the blue haze of the mountains on the horizon, the stratagems and wiles of the creatures, both animal and human, who people this harsh continent, and their bounteous humanity, great hearts and ever-ready laughter. Here are to be found tales as old as Africa itself, told around the evening fires since time immemorial, tales from the heritage of the San and the Khoi, original hunter-gatherers and first pastoralists, down to the imaginings of those who came from the sea in great ships with billowing sails.