Madeleine Byrneis creating Smart Non-Fiction (Music & Politics)
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Paris-based writer steeped in the unholy trinity - punk, dub, hip-hop and jazz for good measure, getting distracted. Journalist @ambrosia4heads
Writing on music and politics. Check out my site: madeleinebyrne.com where The South, re-imagined as a metaphysical knife fight in the work of Borges co-exists with extended interviews/essays on hip-hop's finest producers (Black Milk, Marco Polo, Paul White - with more to come). Also on the site, writing that evokes Paris post-terrorism and missives on many, often forgotten, musical masterpieces.Over the past two years I have built up a following of readers in the US, Europe and Asia linked to writing published on my site and more recently as a regular writer at Ambrosia for Heads (ambrosiaforheads.com). My goal now is to complete two book-length projects that I have also been developing at the same time, in-between all my other commitments. To achieve this, I need some extended, uninterrupted time; this is why I need your support. From my website, https://madeleinebyrne.com/about/:
"Madeleine is currently developing a book-length work on Paris after the terrorist attacks - Zero Hour. It will be impressionistic in nature, a series of essays on interlocked themes - on race, identity, social mobility and immigration; the psychological dimensions of terrorism - but based on a solid foundation of reporting. Her aim is to write a series of interconnected essays considering the nature of French (or more accurately Parisian) society from the perspective of a 'reluctant immigrant' someone who is an outsider, but privileged in many ways. Her long-term residence in Paris ensures that Madeleine understands what is driving the key debates in France about belonging and identity; her work will not be a memoir, but will necessarily be informed by her personal experiences in France.
Madeleine also aims to publish a series of essays on hip-hop in the future, which will include her extended interviews with Marco Polo, Black Milk and Paul White ... her writing on 9os instrumentals, 'In a Melancholy Mood' and develop shorter pieces into more considered essays. Her goal is to continue writing extended interviews/essays (with a particular emphasis on contemporary producers, her main interest), while using literary/novelistic techniques to do so."
Thank you to all who would like to help me further these goals, I won't be able to do this without your help.
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