Neneh Cherry to Publish Memoir, A Thousand Threads


Neneh Cherry will publish A Thousand Threads: A Memoir, through the Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner, on October 8. The singer and songwriter’s first book documents her early childhood in Sweden, her mother’s marriage to Don Cherry, and her subsequent journey in punk and beyond, from recording with the Slits in London to her illustrious career as a solo artist. Check out the cover below.

The book, according to a production description, “celebrates female empowerment and shines a light on the global music scene,” offering “an inside look at her fascinating career and globe-traversing journeys in a life of love and music.” Cherry’s last album was the 2018 Four Tet collaboration Broken Politics; in 2022, Robyn, Sia, ANOHNI, and Jamila Woods contributed to an album of Neneh Cherry covers, The Versions.

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Neneh Cherry: A Thousand Threads: A Memoir