Selima Nemoy opens up about her life and her memoir Since I Lost My Baby. Selimah will tell you that the story of her life and career has been as unexpected as Forrest Gump’s.

In Selimah’s memoir, she writes about how in 1967 she was forced to give up her baby for adoption and told: “just go home and pretend it never happened.” Instead, she embarked on a Motown-infused journey to Barcelona, Oakland, and Hawaii to find love, truth, and ultimately her daughter. Their spectacular reunion 24 years later was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show. The video of that interview and more about her book can be found on her website,

Selimah’s story is one of loss and redemption and the power of soul music that brought her through it.