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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.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   musician Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Story of entertainer?    -   Singer/Dancer Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   musician Ethnicity    -   Black Nationality    -   American

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   like laughing Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A ton 16-20 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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