|Plot Summary of Chaka! Through the Fire|
|"Born in 1953, Yvette Jackson would later be known as the singer "Chaka Khan", front woman for the group Rufus and respected solo performer. Brought up in a loving yet sometimes unstable home, Khan tried to find her own niche, first as a young woman caught up in the dramatic social activism of the early 70, then as an aspiring singer, seeking a place in the competitive world of recorded music. Joining the group Rufus, the singer dealt with drug addiction, familial relationships, and romantic entanglements. As a solo artist, the singer branched out and explored different avenues to her craft that she was unable to pursue when she was a part of Rufus. Along the way, Khan becomes mother and grandmother, writing fluidly about the pleasures of both and the challenges of balancing career and family."
Reginald D. Garrard, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Chaka! Through the Fire|
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Story of entertainer?
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
- Average intelligence
- mostly 1st
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Commentary on society?
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
- A ton 16-20 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book
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Chaka Khan and Tonya Bolden Resident Scholar Profiles|
Reginald D. Garrard
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