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Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales to be Produced as Audiobook Featuring Archbishop Tutu, Gillian Anderson, America Ferrera, Whoopi Goldberg, Samuel L. Jackson, Alan Rickman and Jurnee Smollett, Directed by Alfre Woodard
Date:7/17/2008

d distributed by Hachette Audio, a division of Hachette Book Group USA, one of the largest and most respected publishing groups in the world. Proceeds will benefit the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (NMCF), a South African organization founded in 1995 to improve dramatically the way society treats its children; and ANSA, which works in the U.S. and South Africa to combat HIV/AIDS, provide comprehensive assistance to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, advance human rights, educate and empower at-risk youth and build bonds between both nations through arts, culture and the shared pursuit of social justice. Both organizations are working to address the impact of the AIDS pandemic on children in South Africa, which has more people living with HIV/AIDS and more children orphaned by the disease than any other country.

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales was first published in 2002 in hardcover internationally by NB Publishers and in hardcover and paperback in the U.S. by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., which have granted worldwide English language rights for the audiobook to ANSA and Hachette Audio. Individuals and companies involved in the effort have donated services or waived fees to allow a maximum amount of proceeds to benefit the charities. In addition to waiving all sales and distribution fees, Hachette Audio will donate 100% of proceeds to ANSA and NMCF, and NB Publishers has waived fees so additional royalties can benefit NMCF. The CDs and audiobook packaging will be manufactured by Ivy Hill/Cinram, which is donating a significant portion of their services. Time Warner intellectual property attorney Bradley Silver is contributing his legal services to ANSA, in line with Time Warner Inc.'s pro bono endeavors. The actors and creative director are fully donating their talents, as are two-time GRAMMY(R) winner Gavin Lurssen, who will master the audiobook, and Gregory Robinson, who will handle the mixing and sound effects.

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