Barbara Masekela: Poli Poli

Afrikaans, Engels
60 Minutes

11 October


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Former diplomat Barbara Masekela talks to Glynis Breytenbach about her candid memoir, Poli Poli. The title refers to the ladybugs they caught as children and named Poli Poli – little messengers that children who grow up with grandmothers “sent” to their parents. She talks about her Afrikaans grandmother Johanna Mabena Bower, growing up in a coal mine location in the 1940s and in Alexandra township in the 1950s, her musical brother Hugh, and her political career that took her to being Mandela’s chief of staff and an ambassador.

Aangebied deur Jonathan Ball