[COMPLETE] Fairy Tales from South Africa - philc

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Post by NoelBadrian » October 5th, 2018, 11:46 am

Fairy Tales from South Africa by Mrs. E. J. Bourhill and Mrs. J. B. Drake .

This project can now be found in our catalog at https://librivox.org/fairy-tales-from-south-africa-by-mrs-e-j-bourhill/
The stories in this collection come from the oral traditions of the people from Swaziland, Matabeleland (Ndebele people) and Zululand in South Africa. The authors, Mrs. E. J. Bourhill and Mrs. J. B. Drake, or more properly the collectors and editors of the stories assert that: "All the stories in this book are real Fairy Tales, just as much as Jack the Giant-killer or The Sleeping Beauty. By this I mean that they are traditional, handed down by word of mouth. Nobody knows how old they are, or who told them first." The stories are full of witches and magicians and monsters, as well as heroes and princesses and good and bad rulers.
They have done a marvellous job of putting these stories into English but admit that there is much lost in the translation and in not being able to see the storyteller who would not only tell the story but act it out while doing so. Mrs. Bourhill and Mrs. Drake were concerned that, as the way of life and the customs of the people were slowly changing, these wonderful traditional stories might fade away and decided to write them down for posterity. ( Noel Badrian)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/fairytalesfromso00bourrich
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    • Project Code: VqDsprsm
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Mrs. E. J. Bourhill) : n/a
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Mrs. J. B. Drake) : n/a
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 20
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    • Original publication date (if known): 1908
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    Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

    Keywords that describe the book: South Africa, fairy stories, traditional tales

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    • "Chapter [number] of Fairy Tales from South Africa . This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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  • Example filename fairytalesfromsouthafrica_##_bourhill_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. fairytalesfromsouthafrica_01_bourhill_128kb.mp3)
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    Artist: Mrs. E. J. Bourhill and Mrs. J. B. Drake
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: Fairy Tales from South Africa


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NoelBadrian
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Post by NoelBadrian » October 5th, 2018, 11:46 am

Hi,
Lynda (Lmnei) has kindly offered to be DPL
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Post by Lmnei » October 6th, 2018, 4:23 am

Hi! I would like to DPL please!

Lynda

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Post by NoelBadrian » October 6th, 2018, 2:30 pm

Lmnei wrote:
October 6th, 2018, 4:23 am
Hi! I would like to DPL please!

Lynda
Thanks Lynda that would be great :thumbs:
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Post by philchenevert » October 6th, 2018, 8:16 pm

Looks like a fun project. I will set this up for you Noel. :thumbs:
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Post by NoelBadrian » October 9th, 2018, 3:53 am

philchenevert wrote:
October 6th, 2018, 8:16 pm
Looks like a fun project. I will set this up for you Noel. :thumbs:
:thumbs:
Thanks Phil,
Look forward to getting started, the stories do look intriguing!
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Post by philchenevert » October 11th, 2018, 9:45 am

Moving this to Going Solo. :thumbs:
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Post by NoelBadrian » October 13th, 2018, 4:12 pm

Hi,
Thanks Phil.

Lynda - Chapter 1 is ready for your attention.
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Post by Lmnei » October 13th, 2018, 5:57 pm

Perfect! I was looking for something to do as the sports on TV are BORING!

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Post by Lmnei » October 13th, 2018, 6:26 pm

Noel - Section 1 is PL Perfect!

That was a lovely story!

Lynda

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Post by NoelBadrian » October 21st, 2018, 4:51 am

Thanks Lynda,
Here is Chapter 2 ready for you.
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Post by Lmnei » October 21st, 2018, 11:35 am

Hi Noel -

Chapter 2 is PL OK also - these are really great stories you have found!

You deviated from the end of Chapter a bit at the end of this Chapter however I think it is just fine :)

Lynda

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Post by NoelBadrian » October 25th, 2018, 7:00 am

Thanks Lynda,
Chapter three is now ready for PL
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Post by Lmnei » October 28th, 2018, 9:30 am

Again - Chapter 3 was a good listen and PL Perfect!

Lynda

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Post by NoelBadrian » October 31st, 2018, 10:16 am

Hi,
h 4 is ready for PL
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