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Van Hunks and the Devil

A Story from Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
Narrated by: LeVar Burton
Length: 11 mins

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This is another version of the well-known tale concerning Table Mountain's blanket of clouds, known as the white tablecloth. This story originates from the early years when the Cape of Storms was still circumnavigated by sailing ships and the settlement at the Cape was a Dutch colony. It is retold here by Annari Van Der Mere.

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an audiobook benefiting children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Africa, 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 Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, Alan Rickman, Jurnee Smollett, Charlize Theron, Blair Underwood, Forest Whitaker, and Alfre Woodard, with a special message from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and original music by South African legends by Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela, directed by Alfre Woodard. The audiobook was a truly international affair, recorded in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, London, and Johannesburg. The stories were chosen by the Nobel Laureate himself, from every region of Africa.

Public Domain (P)2009 Hachette

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