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Life and Times of Yanka Dyagileva
Words by Alina Simone, illustrations by Vladimir Zimakov
Insert from You Must Go and Win! By Alina Simone
Published by Faber & Faber (2011)
This mini graphic novel depicts the life of Yanka Dyagileva (1966-1991), one of the brightest figures in Russia's underground music scene. Her songs were a mixture of desperate, punk-style nihilism and folk-like lamentations. Yanka’s extraordinary career lasted only four years and ended with her tragic death at the age of 25.