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Sister Souljah

The Coldest Winter Ever

1 Apr, 1999

ssSouljah releases her novel, The Coldest Winter Ever, which follows Winter Santiaga the 14-year-old daughter to drug kingpin Ricky Santiaga. She grows up in the projects of Brooklyn, along with three younger siblings. Her mother, who is more of a sister, teaches her to be all about material things. The family suddenly moves to a mansion in Long Island but Winter’s ghetto culture and principles are still intact. When her father is arrested and all family possessions are seized, the five females in the family have to fend for themselves. On comparing her last work with this one:

I don’t really look at it that way, like this one will accomplish something that the first one didn’t. I think that Midnight a Gangster Love Story, which is a book that made me a New York Times best selling author, was just solid and credible and deep feeling and moving, so I don’t look at comparing the two stories that way. I just look at it as an artist, as an author, that every time that I put out a book it should be better than the last one and I think that that’s what I’m sticking to.