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Articles

Storing and storying lives: The biographical illusion in three musicians' autobiographies
South African Music Studies (2008) Vol. 28, pp. 55-72

The author analyses autobiographies of formerly exiled South African jazz musicians: "Makeba My Story" and "Makeba: The Miriam Makeba Story," "Mantindane: He Who Survives", and "Still Grazing." By examining how their authorship is mediated, the author shows their status as ...