* A collection of short stories and folk tales set in Mma Ramotswe's Africa from the author of THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY* Read by Mma Ramotswe
Mma Ramotswe reads the foreword she has written to these tales, then goes on to narrate them all herself, passing them on to us verbally as did her father's aunt to her.
From animal fables to mysterious forces residing in the landscape, this collection demonstrates the wealth and variety of African folk tales and the particular magic of Africa's spiritual roots.
Simple, surprising and humorous, these beautifully rendered tales demonstrate McCall Smith's renowned storytelling skill and his love of Africa, and remain as fresh and vital as in the original idiom.
The author's prose has the merits of simplicity, euphony and precision ... This is the art that conceals art. I haven't read anything with such unalloyed pleasure for a long time - Sunday TELEGRAPH
A delicious listening experience with fabulously atmospheric music and Adjoa Andoh's outstanding reading - Express
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over one hundred books on a wide array of subjects, including the award-winning The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. He is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie novels and the world's longest-running serial novel, 44 Scotland Street. His books have been translated into forty-six languages. Alexander McCall Smith is Professor Emeritus of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and holds honorary doctorates from thirteen universities.