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Sister Souljah

Midnight: A Gangster Love Story

4 Nov, 2008

The prequel to Souljah’s The Coldest Winter Ever┬áis published by Atria/Simon and Schuster. The main character, Midnight, leaves home in Sudan after his father’s wealthy empire is attacked. He settles in Brooklyn, New York and must learn how to survive in his new environment. Along the way he finds love with a Japanese woman named Akemi and does what he can to rebuild his family’s wealth while running a business. Souljah praises the character of Midnight as a model figure for the African-American community:

Through him is delivered the strongest and most relevant message to black men ever delivered in the form of literature…For men he is a goal and a standard. For women he is a dream and destination