September 08, 2003

A Dangerous Woman

I meant everything that I wrote. DIARY OF A LOST GIRL is my soul book. This is Kola Boof. I have so many enemies who are very powerful. So many lies are told on me, so much cynicism is used to degrade and discredit my life. Of course, Black women are used to that treatment. But I must speak my own truth. I must set an example to show that it's alright to speak ones own truth. Black women need to wake up from their delusions. -- Kola Boof, Womanist Author & Activist

I am constantly at a lost for words. After reading several comments by a poster at Keith Boykin's site, I did a simple search of the name "kola boof." To say I was blown away by what I found and read and bookmarked would be the biggest understatement in my lifetime.

I want to interview this woman, this warrior. I want to hold this woman and tell her that I understand. That I love her and her cause and that everything will be alright. It would do little in the way of soothing her fears and wounds and stopping the hate directed towards her and her efforts. But it would mean the world to me.

Posted by ronn at September 8, 2003 06:48 PM

Have you ever read her on BlackVoices? She gets eviscerated on her views - it's such a shame people can't look at situations from more than one viewpoint. Posted by: karsh on September 9, 2003 12:53 AM
I haven't read BV in years. Can't stand ignorance and close-mindedness. I actually thought her posts were from a fan at Keith Boykin's site. Spent hours at her sites, just reading about her, reading her work and wishing I could do more than emphathise with her and her causes. Posted by: ronn on September 9, 2003 01:17 AM
*shudders!* *straightens panties out* *looks up 'eviscerate'* Posted by: Donald on September 9, 2003 10:34 AM
I've never seen Kola Boof herself at Black Voices, although some of her fans go there and get eviscerated. I have seen Kola Boof post at and at though. She's really difficult and angry so people miss her message, because she's so blunt. But I think she's pretty. I like her web sites. Posted by: Fawn on September 11, 2003 12:17 AM
Fawn: She has every reason to be angry. I've only just begun to read her and understand her life. Were I in her shoes, I'd either be dead or in jail awaiting capital punishment. Her life is inspiring and I hope she will still be able to publish her memoir some time soon. Posted by: ronn on September 13, 2003 09:06 PM
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