The nine lives of Miriam Makeba
On the 15th anniversary of the death of ‘Mama Africa’, we remember her many achievements — not least of which was that she made it to the relatively ripe old age of 76 at all
“I like to sit by the window on planes. But when I look out I can see nothing but grey. The plane goes down. Whoosh! It comes back up … This happens three or four times.”
The year is 1967 and Miriam Makeba is flying over the forests of Guinea with Ahmed Sékou Touré, the recently independent West African nation’s first president. ..
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