By Gil Scott-Heron

ISBN-10: 2823600744

ISBN-13: 9782823600742

«Je voulais amener les gens qui m'écoutaient à comprendre qu'ils n'étaient pas seuls et qu'il était attainable de changer les choses.»

De Jackson, Tennessee, au Madison sq. backyard de big apple où il chanta le morceau légendaire «The Révolution aren't Televised», Gil Scott-Heron, musicien et écrivain noir américain, a toujours été un homme de combats. Il se confie pour los angeles première fois dans ces mémoires aussi émouvants que drôles, rythmés par son phrasé vif et imagé qui inspira des générations d'artistes. Heureux hasards, coups d'audace, coups de sang... Gil Scott-Heron évoque son enfance mouvementée mais aussi ses rencontres avec Bob Marley, Michael Jackson ou encore Stevie ask yourself, le «frère» qui l'embarqua dans une tournée épique en hommage à Martin Luther King.

Disparu en 2011, Gil Scott-Heron a laissé derrière lui, en un ultime opus littéraire, ces fragments d'une vie d'artiste et de citoyen engagé. Et il nous livre, à sa manière, une contre-histoire de los angeles société américaine des années 1960 à 1990.

«Oeuvre d'un véritable écrivain et magicien des mots, l. a. Dernière Fête est aussi passionnant et integral que les Chroniques de Bob Dylan.» the hot York Times

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