M.I.A. will publish a 192-page hardcover book documenting her career.
Slated for an October release via the lavish art book publisher Rizzoli, the book will present an “autobiographical monograph in collages,” with over 300 photographs and “several unpublished testimonies from Maya herself.”
In other M.I.A. news, M.I.A. got into a war of words yesterday on Twitter with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. After posting a string of Tweets regarding a broadcast of a new documentary, Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished, M.I.A. noted that Cooper should watch the film; reminding him of the 2009 incident where his Anderson Cooper 360 blog inaccurately called her a “Lady Tamil Tiger,” insinuating she supported the Tamil Tigers terrorist group.
Responded to M.I.A.’s Tweets Cooper said, “You are mistaken. I never called you a terrorist. I don’t even know who you are other than the lady who sang at superbowl [sic.]. by the way, I defended your finger pointing at the superbowl, so check your facts.” He added, “I can understand your frustration if someone wrote untrue things about you. The brutal war in SL has not gotten enough coverage in the US.”
M.I.A. then thanked Cooper for defending her middle finger at the Super Bowl and urged him a final time to watch the documentary.