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...



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


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