08 June 2011

Sister Souljah at Free Library of Philadelphia June 18, 2011, 2pm

Sister Souljah | Midnight and the Meaning of Love
Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM, FREE

No tickets or reservations required. For more info: 215-567-4341.
Sister Souljah's debut novel, The Coldest Winter Ever, sold more than a million copies worldwide and is credited with sparking the urban fiction reading revolution. A community activist who grew up in the Bronx projects, Sister Souljah founded the African Youth Survival Camp for homeless children, organized rallies against police brutality and racially motivated crimes, and served as the Executive Director of Daddy's House Social Programs, the charitable wing of Bad Boy Entertainment. Her 2008 New York Times bestseller Midnight told the compelling saga of a young Sudanese immigrant determined to make a safe life for his mother and sister on the tough streets of New York while struggling to hold onto his traditional values. Midnight and the Meaning of Love picks up after the kidnapping of Midnight's teenage wife by her father, who spirited her off to Japan. "There's not one drop of inferiority in my blood," Midnight says, before setting off on a perilous global trek to reclaim his love from her powerful family. -- Submitted by: Veronica Britto, MSLS

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