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New book celebrates Miriam Makeba
afrol News, 17 December - The second-ever auto-biography of Miriam Makeba, South Africa's famous singer, composer, actress, humanitarian and women rights activist, has been launched with success in Johannesburg. More open than in her 1988 biography written while in US exile, Ms Makeba now says: "I am free to what I want to say." Numerous black and white photographs of the artist underline her colourful life.
Kenyan Catholics strike against African literature
afrol News, 5 September - A lobby group operating under the wing of the Catholic Church in Kenya wants three famous African novels withdrawn from the school syllabus, saying they are "morally objectionable" and sexually "exciting". The campaign meets protest from Kenyan novelists, teachers and freedom of expression groups.
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