M.I.A. To Publish Book, Picks a Fight With Anderson Cooper

Timothy Grisham / March 15, 2012

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Rizzoli, the book will present an “autobiographical monograph in collages,” with over 300 photographs and “several unpublished testimonies from Maya herself.”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.

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1 thought on “M.I.A. To Publish Book, Picks a Fight With Anderson Cooper

  1. M.I.A. deserves praise for her courage to speak up against the atrocities committed by the Sri Lanka Army.

    40,000 civilians were killed by Sri Lanka Army within 5 months in 2009.
    300,000 civilians have died over the last 60 years due to Sri Lankan State Terror.

    The USA govt also should be praised for their efforts to bring justice.
    The US govt is currently pursuing warcrimes against the brutal SL Army.

    SL govt propaganda in SL media over the last 30 years has brainwashed the SL public. – after-all the SL govt controls the media in SL. including censorship on media

     M.I.A. is actually doing what the USA govt is also doing…

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