Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Nina Simone: "Are you ready to burn buildings?"

Dorian Lynskey, Guardian, The, 22 June 2015

From singing the soundtrack to the civil rights movement to living in self-imposed exile in Liberia, Nina Simone never chose the easy path. As a new documentary is released, we look at the angry, lonely life of a soul legend.

Total word count of piece: 1983

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.