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Nisha Coleman is a writer, storyteller, musician and actor based in Montreal.

 

Her memoir BUSKER: Stories from the Streets of Paris was published by Radiant Press in 2015 and documents the years she spent busking in Paris.

 

Her solo show, Self-Exile, was featured at the 2017 Wildside Festival at the Centaur Theatre. She is represented by Glenn Talent Agency. Read more...

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In 2005, Nisha travelled to France to be with what she hoped was the love of her life. Instead, she stayed three years, playing her violin and finding a new sense of passion for music and her own independence.

 

A different kind of love story, Coleman allows the reader a rare glimpse into the world of a street violinist in Paris. Her journey features a mosaic of Parisians, foreigners, homeless people, other buskers and random strangers—a tale that transforms from initial hardship to ultimate triumph.

 

This is the moving story of a young woman who went to Paris for love and found her life.

"A vivid, frank and emotionally affecting memoir."

- Montreal Gazette

"A rich and generous portrayal of misfits and weirdos and the rhythms of urban life."

- Pickle Me This

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The Moth - The Unthawing - Nisha Coleman
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The Multidimensional Fart - Nisha Coleman
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RISK! The Two Katherines - Nisha Coleman
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 WATCH 

Nisha's Four Seasons: a documentary film by Lightbody Productions