Meet the Authors
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA,UNO
Meeting Type: Meet the Authors
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.
Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award-"winning South African singer, rose to fame in the hearts of her people at the pinnacle of apartheid-"a brutal system of segregation similar to American Jim Crow laws. Mama Africa, as they called her, raised her voice to help combat these injustices at jazz clubs in Johannesburg; in exile, at a rally beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and before the United Nations.
This biography offers readers an intimate view of Makeba’s fight for equality. A testament to how a single voice helped to shake up the world-"and can continue to do so.