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Eddy Grant - Gimme Hope Jo Anna 1988

"Gimme Hope Jo'anna" is an anti-apartheid song written and originally released by Eddy Grant in 1988, during the apartheid era in South Africa. The song was banned by the South African government when it was released, but was widely played in South Africa nonetheless.[1] It reached number seven on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Grant's first top 10 hit for more than five years.

"Jo'anna" is a reference to Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. "The Archbishop who's a peaceful man" is a reference to Desmond Tutu, the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town who received the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for his fight against apartheid.


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