The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing

  • Par Darina Al-Joundi
  • Lu par Lameece Issaq
  • 3 h 11 min
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Résumé de l'éditeur

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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What a story

I think the story could never been better written. As a lebanese girl living in france i somehow was put in real situations while listening.

The reading was a little bit fast tho
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- Yara Bassil

Détails du livre audio

  • Date de publication : 13-06-2013
  • Éditeur : Audible Studios