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From Nigeria, he flew to Accra, Ghana, which boasted a small, vocal colony of black American expatriates that included Shirley Graham DuBois, W.E.B. DuBois’s widow, and authors Maya Angelou and Julian Mayfield. Banding together into an ad hoc “Malcolm X … Continue reading

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In search of Nina Simone

[Apologies: a draft of this post was published by mistake.] Soaring music, depressing life. My Times review [£] of “What Happened, Miss Simone?”, a book that paints an unsettling portrait of a unique artist: Her willingness to speak her mind shines … Continue reading

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