Mama Africa

Mama Africa

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  • Ever since she was young, Miriam Makeba had the talented gift of song. 
  • Very good, Miriam!
  • "Music gets deep inside me and starts to shake things up!" (p.2)
  • Because of something called "Apartheid", which was basically a form of harsh racial laws
  • But soon she realized she may not be able to share that gift with everyone.....
  • She snuck on a plane to America and let the world hear her song evrywhere. 
  • She soon became known as Mama Africa, due to the power of her voice. 
  • "Jolinkomo!" (p.22) "Khawuleza!" (p.22) "Lakutshona Ilanga" (p.22)
  • I will fight for my freedom!
  • "I appeal to you..." (p.26)
  • She soon returned to Africa where she fought for the freedom of her people, using her voice, until it was granted. 
  • Freedom today for everyone!
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