Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
. W. W. Norton . NY and London
PZ8.1.N28 2007 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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First published in 2002 in South Africa. Among these lovely stories, I find three that touch on fables. "The Lion, Hare, and Hyena" (40) is the old story that the best medicine is the skin of the accuser at court. "The Hare's Revenge" (71) tells of a clever hare who gets his revenge on a buffalo by closing him in a hut with a sleeping mat full of bees. "The Wolf, the Jackal, and the Barrel of Butter" (83) is from the Reynard cycle. Children are "named" after the progress of eating the whole barrel of butter. This is a very nicely produced paperback book! There are both full-page illustrations and smaller vignettes.