What happened, Miss Simone? : a biography / Alan Light.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2017.
ISBN: 9781782118749 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2016.
'What Happened, Miss Simone?' tells the story of incandescent soul singer and Black Power icon Nina Simone, one of the most influential, provocative, and least understood artists of our time. Drawn from a trove of rare archival footage, audio recordings and interviews (including Simone's remarkable private diaries), this nuanced examination of Nina Simone's life highlights her musical inventiveness and unwavering quest for equality, while laying bare the personal demons that plagued her from the time of her Jim Crow childhood in North Carolina to her self-imposed exile in Liberia and Paris. Harnessing the singular voice of Miss Simone herself and incorporating candid reflections from those who knew her best, including her only daughter, music journalist Alan Light brings us face to face with a legend, examining the very public persona and very private struggles of this great artist.
309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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