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Dance or Die - by Ahmad Joudeh

Dance or Die by Ahmad Joudeh

DANCE OR DIE is an autobiographical coming-of-age account of young refugee, Ahmad Joudeh, who grows up in Damascus with dreams of becoming a dancer. Neither bombs nor family opposition keep him from taking classes, practicing hard, and ultimately becoming a Middle Eastern celebrity after success on a Lebanese reality show. But ISIS threatens him with death if he continues dancing, his father kicks him out of the house, and the war around him intensifies. Recruited by one of Syria’s top dance companies, Ahmad persists in his dream, and gets a tattoo on his neck, right where the executioner’s blade would fall, that says “Dance or Die.”

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Publisher: Penguin Random House

Released: 2021

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