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What Happened, Miss Simone? A Biography

What Happened, Miss Simone? A Biography

Author: Alan Light
$32.95 (AUD)  inc GST
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Inspired by the Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary, this is the story of the real Miss Simone. 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 one of our greatest artists.

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She is loved or feared, adored or disliked, but few who have met her music or glimpsed her soul react with moderation -- Maya Angelou

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781782118725
  • : Canongate Books Ltd
  • : Canongate Books Ltd
  • : December 2015
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : April 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 320
  • : Alan Light
  • : 16pp bw inset
  • : Paperback
  • : Export/Airside/Ireland