Midnight by Sister Souljah
A Gangster Love Story

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A fierce fighter with heart and a powerful mind, Midnight is willing to do anything to defend his family, the women he loves, and his business and property. In this riveting prequel to her urban classic, The Coldest Winter Ever, Sister Souljah reintroduces readers to Ricky Santiago’s strong, humble, and dangerously attractive lieutenant. The intricate storytelling in this passionate tale of love, loyalty, strength, and survival will sweep readers from the wealthy North African estate of Midnight’s father to the complicated challenges and confrontations of the Brooklyn projects where Midnight lands with his beautiful mother. This story will move your heart and soul and change your life forever.
 

About Sister Souljah

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Sister Souljah is best known for her work as a political activist and educator of underclass urban youth. A graduate of Rutgers University, she is a beloved personality in her own community. She lives in Jersey City with her husband and son.
 
Published November 30, 2010 by Washington Square Press. 514 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Fleeing Africa at age seven with his young pregnant mother, Umma, the boy later known as Midnight is not seeking a better life so much as hiding out from the political fallout of his powerful father’s role in the Sudanese government.

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I just finished reading Midnight and the Meaning of Love by Sister Souljah.

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Chiasa often says to Midnight that “a person who cannot trust anyone always ends up trusting the wrong person.” The characters successfully learn to trust one another, but as an author who misrepresents the title character, seems to hate aspects of her own identity and presents a relatively confl...

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Campus Circle

“In Sudanese tradition,” she writes, “Shame is a heavy burden, like wearing a jacket and pants and a hat and even boots all filled with lead.” Combining her street knowledge and academic excellence, she beautifully interweaves several themes that include love, religion, and faith as we follow ...

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APOOO Bookclub

By APOOO • Nov 18th, 2008 • Category: Book Review • Email This Post • Print This Post I read The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah years ago and fell in love with the character Midnight.

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APOOO Bookclub

By Cheryl Hayes • Dec 9th, 2008 • Category: Book Review • Email This Post • Print This Post Midnight by Sister Souljah is not a sequel to the long ago book, “The Coldest Winter Ever”;

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