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"I look at an ant and l 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." Miriam Makeba
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"I was so scared. Such a big orchestra" Miriam Makeba
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"We Know the Importance of Cuba" Miriam Makeba
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"I look at a stream and I see myself: a native South African, flowing irresistibly over hard obstacles until they become smooth and, one day, disappear -- flowing from an origin that has been forgotten toward an end that will never be." Miriam Makeba
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"Age is…wisdom, if one has lived one's life properly." Miriam Makeba
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"I sang in Los Angeles recently and a band that had managed to get out of New Orleans played there. They asked me for one or to songs for a CD being recorded. My group and I said yes, we were ready to contribute in that way, the only way we have." Miriam Makeba
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"And why is our music called world music? I think people are being polite. What they want to say is that it's third world music. Like they use to call us under developed countries, now it has changed to developing countries, it's much more polite." Miriam Makeba
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South African Musician   

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"I titled the album Reflections because I am reflecting on my music career." Miriam Makeba
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South African Musician   

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"Mama Africa." Miriam Makeba
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Africa   

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"People in the United States still have a 'Tarzan' movie view of Africa. That's because in the movies all you see are jungles and animals . . . We [too] watch television and listen to the radio and go to dances and fall in love." Miriam Makeba
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"Ours was a marriage, a love affair -- the land would nurture us, and we would honor the land. But the land was too rich and too good. The powerful and greedy invaders saw this at once." Miriam Makeba
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"I have to go and say farewell to all the countries that I have been to, if I can. I am 73 now, it is taxing on me." Miriam Makeba
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South African Musician   

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"Age iswisdom, if one has lived one's life properly." Miriam Makeba
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"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." Miriam Makeba
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South African Musician   

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"But if you are going to wear blinders then you do not know the world." Miriam Makeba
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South African Musician   

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"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." Miriam Makeba
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South African Musician   

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"For instance, we're always fighting amongst each other. Who gives us the arms? And then we become indebted to wherever we are buying them from - with what? The very resources we need to keep there." Miriam Makeba
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South African Musician   

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"Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being." Miriam Makeba
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"I believe I can sing anything." Miriam Makeba
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"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." Miriam Makeba
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South African Musician   

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"In the mind, in the heart, I was always home. I always imagined, really, going back home." Miriam Makeba
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