Trim size: 240 x 240mm
Page count: 266 pages
Imagery: Colour and b&w photos
Publication date: November 2004
As the first complete autobiography of Miriam Makeba, Makeba celebrates the life of this remarkable talent and global icon of music, style and history.
This beautiful hardcover coffee-table book chronicles Makeba’s entire life – from her early days growing up on the Rand and performing with the Manhattan Brothers to her departure from South Africa. It also details Miriam’s life in America and friendship with Harry Belafonte, her performance for President John F. Kennedy alongside Marilyn Monroe, her marriage to Stokely Carmichael, and her life in Conakry, Guinea.
Finally, we read about her stay in Europe, the release of Nelson Mandela, Miriam’s homecoming and her ultimate decision to stay and make a living in this country.
Full colour and black-and-white photographs of Miriam touring and performing, of her fashions and political colleagues, bring this book to life. An index, glossary, discography and complete list of original compositions round off this most fascinating and comprehensive work.