New York : HarperDesign an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
Book — 255 pages : illustrated (some color) ; 24 cm
Grammy Award-winning singer Angelique Kidjo is known for her electrifying voice and fearless advocacy work. In this intimate memoir, she reveals how she escaped Communist Africa to make her dreams a reality, and how she's prompting others all around the world to reach for theirs as well. Born in the West African nation of Benin, Angelique Kidjo grew up surrounded by the rich sounds, rhythms and storytelling of traditional Beninese culture. When the Communists took over, they silenced her dynamic culture and demanded that she sing in praise of them. In 'Spirit Rising' Angelique reveals the details of her dangerous escape into France, and how she rose from poverty to become a Grammy Award-winning artist. (source: Nielsen Book Data)