Midnight and the Meaning of Love by Sister Souljah

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...her most compelling and enlightening story yet.


Sister Souljah, the New York Times bestselling author of The Coldest Winter Ever and Midnight, delivers her most compelling and enlightening story yet. With Midnight and The Meaning of Love, Souljah brings to her millions of fans an adventure about young, deep love, the ways in which people across the world express their love, and the lengths that they will go to have it.

Powerful and sensual, Midnight is an intelligent, fierce fighter and Ninjutsu-trained ninja warrior. He attracts attention wherever he goes but remains unmoved by it and focuses on protecting his mother and sister and regaining his family’s fortunes. When Midnight, a devout Muslim, takes sixteen-year-old Akemi from Japan as his wife, they look forward to building a life together, but their tumultuous teenage marriage is interrupted when Akemi is kidnapped and taken back to Japan by her own father, even though the marriage was consummated and well underway.

“There’s not one drop of inferiority in my blood,” Midnight says as he first secures his mother, Umma, and sister, Naja, before setting off on a global journey to reclaim his wife. Midnight must travel across three countries and numerous cultures in his attempt to defeat his opponent. Along this magnificent journey he meets people who change him forever, even as he changes them. He encounters temptations he never would have imagined and takes risks that many a lesser man would say no to, all for the women he loves and is sworn to protect.

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 October 11, 2011 by Washington Square Press. 626 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Meghan Graves on May 29 2011

...Souljah makes many provocative statements in this novel but does little to back them up. Perhaps I am viewing the novel too much through the lens of Souljah’s work as an activist and searched for meaning that was never intended to be there.

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on Oct 04 2011

...her most compelling and enlightening story yet.

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Reviewed by Samantha Ofole on Apr 27 2011

Combining her street knowledge and academic excellence, she beautifully interweaves several themes that include love, religion, and faith as we follow Midnight’s explosive journey to Japan in a quest to get back the women he loves.

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