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I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit. 6 more words

Miriam Makeba

Harry Belafonte and Miriam Makeba Sing Jewish/Jewish-Themed Songs

I have one playlist dedicated to Jewish/Israeli song artists called “Shema Yisrael”, and another dedicated to the familiar songs of my youth and upbringing here in America, called “American Playlist”.   322 more words



The Orbit jazz club celebrates its second birthday this week in Braamfontein. As much as you might want to turn up with the queen Nicki Minaj… 288 more words


What Christmas would have looked like if I was home.

In the mountainous Mbashe, my first home. With my first love, my Grandmother Rose. If I was home Christmas would have been with family, in the hidden homeland, moving on gravel road bare foot, between old ragged rondavels or another room we call L, derived from its shape. 385 more words

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Black History Month - Day 11

Miriam Makeba (3/4/1932 – 11/9/2008)

Miriam Makeba or “Mama Africa,” was a South African singer and civil rights activist, known for denouncing apartheid on the world stage and campaigning abroad for the end of the oppressive policy. 145 more words


Feminist Film Nights: Mama Africa - Miriam Makeba 7.2.16

International Women Space is starting a feminist film series. We want to get together once a month to watch films about and/or by women and discuss them together afterwards. 169 more words


Miriam Makeba

So I’m at brunch, and my friend Jerusalem is talking about how much she loves Miriam Makeba, and I’m thinking, “Perfect timing! I just posted my Miriam Makeba list!” And then I’m thinking, “Wait. 600 more words