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Miriam Makeba —
born on March 04, 1932,
Zenzile Miriam Makeba, nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer and civil rights activist... (wikipedia)
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.
Everybody now admits that apartheid was wrong, and all I did was tell the people who wanted to know where I come from how we lived in South Africa. I just told the world the truth. And if my truth then becomes political, I can't do anything about that.
But if you are going to wear blinders then you do not know the world.
And I believe that it becomes a troubled continent because there are those who must always cause confusion so that we do not keep these natural resources.
It's a really unfair world because life is, where I am; all day long we listen to American music. So I don't see why the radios in the U.S. cannot even put aside one hour a day just to play music that is not American.