Bessie Smith by Jackie Kay, Nick Drake

Bessie Smith

Jackie Kay, Nick Drake

nonfiction biography music emotional reflective medium-paced

96 pages | first published 1997

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As a young black girl growing up in Glasgow, Jackie Kay found in Bessie Smith someone with whom she could identify and idolize. Her fascinating and extraordinary Outline mixes fact and fiction, poetry and prose as she relates the tempestuous life ...
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