February 03, 2004

Just a Quickie: Kola Boof in the News

I was finally able to track down Long Train to the Redeeming Sin by Kola Boof, when she emailed me this good news from Africana.com:

What To Read Next: February

Nile River Woman By Kola Boof (Door of Kush, 100 pages, $12.99)

This year marks a big one for activist and artist Kola Boof. In addition to the release of Nile River Woman, a collection of poems, Boof has two additional titles, short story collection Long Train to the Redeeming Sin and erotic historical novel Flesh and the Devil, also due out this year. Kola Boof, born Naima Bint Harith in the Sundan, came to the United States after her parents were murdered for speaking out against the contemporary Arab/African slave trade. Ms. Boof, much like her writing, has been the subject of much controversy. Click here to learn more.

Posted by ronn at February 3, 2004 02:00 PM

I have had Long Train to teh redeeming SIN in our library for a good year now and have not gotten to it despite telling myself I would. When my parents visited, my mother picked it up and read and all she could say was "interesting, not what I expected but interesting" Posted by: Prime on February 3, 2004 04:36 PM
I heard that Stevie Wonder financed the publication of Kola's new books this year. She practically took over his radio station here in L.A. I remember when the station manager and host were saying they would put her books back out. Posted by: Rudy on February 3, 2004 05:45 PM
I absorbed that book on my San Juan vacation. Glad to see Kola is on the come-up. Posted by: j. brotherlove on February 6, 2004 03:22 PM