The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing

Darina Al-Joundi

Raised on Charles Baudelaire, A Clockwork Orange, and high-quality Bordeaux in Nineteen Seventies Lebanon, Darina Al-Joundi used to be inspired by way of her unconventional father to defy all taboos. because the bombs fell, she lived an youth of extra and transgression, defying demise in nightclubs. The extra oppressive the rustic turned, the extra medicines and nameless intercourse she had, fueling the resentment via day of a similar males who might spend the evening along with her. because the conflict dies down, she starts off to incur the results of her way of life. On his deathbed, her father's final want is for his favourite music, "Sinnerman" via Nina Simone, to be performed at his funeral rather than the normal suras of the Koran. whilst she does simply that, the consequences are catastrophic.

In this dramatic actual tale, Darina Al-Joundi is defiantly obsessed with dwelling her existence as a liberated girl, whether it capability leaving every person and every thing behind.

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