|Pages||208 (60 images)|
|Dimensions (cm)||25 x 18.5 x 2|
Star. Mother. Patient. Defendant. Nadja Benaissa is just 28 years old, but she has already experienced a life full of highs and lows: living in small-town Germany as the daughter of mixed Moroccan parentage, a drugs-dependant teenager, running away from home, pregnant at 16, diagnosed as HIV-positive. But she doesn’t let any of this get her down. She gives birth to a healthy child and becomes famous as a pop star with the No
Angels band, Germany’s first television-casted band. In April 2009 Nadja Benaissa was publicly arrested. She had allegedly knowingly infected a man with the HIV-virus. The press goes mad. There is a trial. And once again a difficult period for Nadja Benaissa. But the singer does not cave in – instead together with the journalist, Tinka Dippel, she starts working on a book about her unusual story. With great sensitivity and with many direct quotes from Nadja Benaissa herself, this biography tells the story of the life of an HIV-infected girl living in the spotlight, a girl who says of herself “I am healthy” and “Everything will be alright”.
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