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Midnight and the Meaning of Love

Midnight is a young man who was born into a wealthy and politically influential Islamic African family in the Sudan. Sent to the United States with his pregnant mother as a small boy to escape an attack on his father's empire, Midnight learns to survive on the streets of Brooklyn while never forgetting his roots. As he grows to young manhood, he must defend his family and their way of life, all while they build a business and remain true to their beliefs. This is a story that has never been told before, from a perspective that never gets heard. At the core of this global adventure are the universal themes of love, manhood, womanhood and family.

With MIDNIGHT AND THE MEANING OF LOVE, Sister Souljah engages many of the most dominant themes of our time and does so with riveting intensity. A gorgeous storyteller, a keen observer of world culture and religion, she takes the story of one young man's journey and turns it into a journey of self-discovery for all readers. Souljah has created incredible characters that leap off the pages and stir your soul. Most importantly they are all unafraid to love. Truly, Sister Souljah is the mother of all contemporary urban literature.

Photograph © Brian Velenchenko

Sister Souljah is a graduate of Rutgers University. During her college years, she was known for her powerful voice, sharp political analysis, cultural allegiance, community organizing, and for her humanity. Post-graduation, Sister Souljah earned the love and support of her African American community by creating a national youth and student movement. She is credited for serving homeless families, creating academic, cultural, and recreational after-school programs, weekend academies, and sleep-away summer camps. Partnering with major mainstream celebrities, she provided her efforts free to all young people and families in need. A multidimensional woman, Souljah was the only female performing artist and voice of Public Enemy. She is also a wife and a mother. A storyteller who makes the entire world her home, she lives wherever she is “pushing her pen.”

  • Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (December 8, 2011)
  • Length: 624 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781439165362

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