Author(s): John Kirby Abraham
Beautiful, lithe, exotic, dark-skinned and radiating animal magnetism, Josephine Baker, the "free spirit of St Louis", danced and sang her way from rags to riches, from Boxcar Town to a chateau in France and international stardom. How did her contemporaries see her? How did she feel about her background? What went wrong with her marriages and her "Rainbow Tribe" of adopted children at Milandes in the Dordogne? All these questions are addressed here in her life story recounted by author and journalist, John Kirby Abraham.