Mama Africa! : How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song, Hardback Book

Mama Africa! : How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song Hardback

Illustrated by Charly Palmer


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 similarto 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.

Set defiantly in the present tense, this biography offers readers an intimate view of Makeba's fight for equality.

Kathryn Erskine's call-and-response style text and Charly Palmer's bold illustrations come together in a raw, riveting duet of protest song and praise poem.

A testament to how a single voice helped to shake up the world - and can continue to do so.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: Full colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
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  • Category: People & places (Children's/YA)
  • ISBN: 9780374303013



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