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Welcome to Words without Borders annual queer issue. From raucous Mexican dives to hushed West African forests, with characters defying official crackdowns in Turkey and embracing new definitions of family in Israel, the work here explores the variety of queer experience around the world.

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Colors of Nina Simone

by  Cassia Lupo
 by Martha Rich


The Colors of Nina Simone
I'm preparing for my father to come home from a rehab facility. We were listening to Nina all day yesterday and he sharing his many Nina stories. My father and I saw Nina Simone together at the Chestnut Street Cabaret here in Philadelphia. What a venue-now sadly no more. She was about five or six hours late and the audience didn't mine a bit because we were waiting for the Queen and though a little testy she delivered!!!

by Nannette Harris
Checkout Belgian, Moroccan, Egyptian, and Palestinian singer Natacha Atlas, now based in England, and her version of Simone’s I Put a Spell On You.
by Leonardo Rodriguez


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