The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing

The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing

Author: Darina Al-Joundi, Mohamed Kacimi, Marjolijn De Jager

Format: Paperback

Pages: 144

ISBN: 9781558616837

Language: English

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

Release Date: March 15, 2011

Description du Livre

Raised on Charles Baudelaire, A Clockwork Orange, and fine Bordeaux in 1970s Lebanon, Darina Al-Joundi was encouraged by her unconventional father to defy all taboos. As the bombs fell, she lived an adolescence of excess and transgression, defying death in nightclubs. The more oppressive the country became, the more drugs and anonymous sex she had, fueling the resentment by day of the same men who would spend the night with her. As the war dies down, she begins to incur the consequences of her lifestyle. On his deathbed, her father's last wish is for his favorite song, "Sinnerman" by Nina Simone, to be played at his funeral instead of the traditional suras of the Koran. When she does just that, the results are catastrophic.

In this dramatic true story, Darina Al-Joundi is defiantly passionate about living her life as a liberated woman, even if it means leaving everyone and everything behind.

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