What Happened, Miss Simone?

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Complementing an Oscar-nominated documentary, this biography of Nina Simone (1933-2003) draws on previously unpublished material from her private diaries and the reflections of those who knew her best. It traces the legendary soul singer's struggles and successes, from her frustrated hopes of becoming a classical pianist to groundbreaking appearances at Carnegie Hall, her activities as a civil-rights activist and periodic visits to Africa in search of her 'secret self that is very black'.

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What Happened, Miss Simone?

What Happened, Miss Simone?

A Biography

Hardback318pp Illustrated

9781782118718     Product Code: 225591

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Complementing an Oscar-nominated documentary, this biography of Nina Simone (1933-2003) draws on previously unpublished material from her private diaries and the reflections of those who knew her best. It traces the legendary soul singer's struggles and successes, from her frustrated hopes of becoming a classical pianist to groundbreaking appearances at Carnegie Hall, her activities as a civil-rights activist and periodic visits to Africa in search of her 'secret self that is very black'.

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