Fela: This Bitch of a Life

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Chicago Review Press, 1 de mai de 2009 - 288 páginas
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Revealing the hidden facts of this African superstar's complex personality and the truth about his tumultuous existence, this unique biography is based on hours of conversation and close interaction with the legend himself. The full spectrum of Fela's experience is here: the spirits and trances, the paranoia and drugs, the queens (as he called his wives), and always the music. Interviews with 15 queens, providing their personal stories in their own words, contribute to this amazing story of Fela's life and music. As the creator of Afrobeat--the vibrant fusion of jazz, funk, highlife, and Yoruban music--he protested with lyrics that dealt provocatively with everything from sex to politics, always challenging neocolonialism and the ruling elite. Painting him as an advocate of black power, human rights, and pan-Africanism, this book reveals how Fela shocked, disturbed, and inspired the masses.
 

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Review: Fela: This Bitch of a Life

Comentário do usuário  - Sarah - Goodreads

An interesting book about an interesting life. The interviews with Fela's queens left a bad taste in my mouth as I thought the interviewer was sexist and uninsightful. The epilogue was some of the ... Ler resenha completa

Review: Fela: This Bitch of a Life

Comentário do usuário  - Karani Kimaru - Goodreads

Some interesting parts but overall not as comprehensive and engaging as I thought it would be. Ler resenha completa

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Conteúdo

Foreword
5
A Note from the Author
7
Introduction
9
Discography
15
The TwiceBorn
29
2 Three Thousand Strokes
35
Give Me Happiness
41
4 Hello Life Goodbye Daudu
48
The Reunion
115
Expensive Shit Kalakuta Show Confusion
119
14 From Adewusi to Obasanjo
129
Sorrow Tears and Blood Unknown Soldier Stalemate
135
ITT Authority Stealing
142
Zombie Mr Follow Follow Fear Not for Man VIP
147
18 My Second Marriage
156
19 My Queens
163

My Man Fela
55
6 A Long Way From Home
61
The One with the Beautiful Face
67
Getting My Shit Together
73
9 Lost and Found in the Jungle of Skyscrapers
81
Woman Lover Friend
91
11 The Birth of Kalakuta Republic
109
Mattress Lady
234
Coffin for Head of State
239
22 Men Gods and Spirits
246
23 This Motherfucking Life
255
Rebel with a Cause
269
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Sobre o autor (2009)

Carlos Moore is a political scientist and an ethnologist. He is an honorary research fellow at the School for Graduate Studies and Research of the University of the West Indies -- Kingston. Maya Angelou is a renowned poet and civil rights activist.

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