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Author:
Kola Boof
ISBN13:
978-0971201927
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0971201927
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Door of Kush; First Edition edition (November 1, 2001)
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Long Train to the Redeeming Sin: Stories About African Women. In her debut book of poetry, NILE RIVER WOMAN, Kola Boof presents a strikingly emotional and somewhat controversial view of the world through the eyes of an intriguing and remarkable woman

Long Train to the Redeeming Sin: Stories About African Women. In her debut book of poetry, NILE RIVER WOMAN, Kola Boof presents a strikingly emotional and somewhat controversial view of the world through the eyes of an intriguing and remarkable woman. To fully understand the depth of her writings, the book tells a bit of Boof's biography. Born in Africa as Naima Bint Harith, Kola Boof was orphaned at an early age when both her parents were murdered for their activism against slavery. She then moved to America where she spent her formitive years.

This is a book of short stories about young African Women of various countries, time periods, and walks of life. With each tale, Kola Boof changes her tone yet still maintains a spooky, edgy, and shocking texture. I was haunted by the the story of Zorina in Day of Vow. The book is 158 pages long and the fonts are huge so it's a super quick read. Just don't expect to laugh much as these tales are plagued with adversity, scandal, hopelessness, and oppression

Kola Boof is a Sudanese-American woman, an African woman writer, who writes boldly about the oppressions faced by the .

Kola Boof is a Sudanese-American woman, an African woman writer, who writes boldly about the oppressions faced by the women of Africa. this is how our children are. But this self love and acceptance is not the main point Boof is trying to make here. The beauty and wonder of the African image is the accepted given.

The stories of the African women in this book have touched me greatly being that I'm a white male with little . I felt great respect for black women all over the world after I finished reading this book. Kola Boof is a very prolific writer and very different from other black writers.

The stories of the African women in this book have touched me greatly being that I'm a white male with little knowledge about the details on issues like female genital mutilation or colorism among Africans. I felt very moved by the stories "Boy Magic" and "Day of Vow" in particular and I enjoyed the exploration of why they circumcise the females in the first story "The Lioness". for 2004!! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago.

Manufacturer: Door of Kush Release date: 1 April 2004 ISBN-10 : 0971201900 ISBN-13: 9780971201903. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.

'Long Train to the Redeeming Sin'' (North African Book Exchange), her collection of earthy and . And there are those of Sudanese origin who are frustrated that it takes a Kola Boof to bring attention to the problems in Sudan.

'Long Train to the Redeeming Sin'' (North African Book Exchange), her collection of earthy and impressionistic stories about racial identity, has been selling briskly on AALBC. com, an online service that specializes in books for African-Americans, but is by no means a best seller. Ms. Boof's Web site appeared on the Internet a few months ago, presenting her as a mysterious but alluring figure, whose life provided a potent brew of international politics, diplomatic and sexual - part Graham Greene, part Jacqueline Susann.

This reissue of "Long Train to the Redeeming Sin" joins two other powerful works by Kola Boof, "Nile River Woman" and "Flesh and the Devil: A Novel. s American raised author’s first books released in the United States, the nation of her citizenship. Other fine work by Kola Boof can be found in Stephen Elliott’s masterful short story collection, "Politically Inspired" where Boof appeared alongside Charles Baxter, Stuart O’Nan, . Packer, Elizabeth Tallent, Anthony Swofford and Brian Gage.

Internationally known Egyptian-Sudanese Author KOLA BOOF (Naima Bint Harith). If you love Black women like you claim, then it's impossible to not love AFRICAN women because every Black woman comes from us African women. And "I KOLA" am the BLACK WOMAN and Mother of Two Sons.

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From the author of Long Train to the Redeeming Sin, the most jubilant celebration of black African beauty so. .Following in the footsteps of her idols Alice Walker and Toni Morrison, Kola Boof asserts her own literary prowess with a chilling sociopolitical love story.

From the author of Long Train to the Redeeming Sin, the most jubilant celebration of black African beauty so far seen . Set in modern West Africa, Europe, and the United States, and featuring the kind of heroine readers rarely get to encounter in popular culture-beautiful charcoal-skinned Eternity, a spirited and diabolical young African hellcat whose life is stigmatized by a heart-stopping secret-The Sexy Part of the Bible is an erotically astute novel filled with mystery and adventure.

  • I'm not black myself but I fall in the minority and I can jive with this woman at some aspects. She writes real raw and gave me a glimpse of what it is like to be African. At least, she's redeemed herself and is very successful. Its not for the faint hearted. It has strong scenes and language. I learned a bit.

  • This was a very enjoyable read. Intense, disturbing, raw, loving.....it was all these things and more. I recommend this book.

  • I sought out Long Train to the Redeeming Sin: Stories About African Women after reading about Kola Boof in the NYT. Regardless of whether or not the reader buys into Boof's fantastic claims about her personal life (I for one, do not) I still believe that reading this collection of short stories and poetry is a worthwhile undertaking for anyone with an interest in womanist fiction.

    Fabricated controversy aside, I truly enjoyed much of the prose presented in this slim volume. The book gets off to a slow start as the first story in the collection is a poorly written fable that was a struggle to get through. I almost gave up reading there and then. Luckily, I continued and found that several of the other stories in the collection made the whole thing worthwhile despite the occassional grammatical lapse and/or poor editing.

    Unfortunately, it is very rare to come across a writer, male or female, who writes with earnestness about the innate beauty of women who are fortunate enough to possess unaltered African features: from coal black skin, to proud broad noses, plump sensual lips, dark almond eyes and hair unlike anything else on earth. This is the one sincere message that permeates each of Boof's stories. She truly celebrates the twofold nature of black beauty be it nurtured and loved or cursed. On the whole, the poetry here leaves a lot to be desired in my view but one line from "African Women's Middle Passage" struck a chord with me. Boof writes of one woman that she is "so black she reminded them of bondage absolute."

    The other stand out stories include:

    "Magic Wand," (an Iman-like supermodel shares her views on life and love with a young up-and-comer)

    "Boy Magic," (about a young female victim of AIDS in prison)

    "Black American Diva Girl," (an African woman feels shamed by her husband's request that she relax her hair)

    "Day of the Vow," (a South African teenager struggles with mixed emotions when she learns of her rapists engagement)

    Included at the end of the book is an interview with Kola that should have been omitted all together but in my view, there's enough good material in the book to overlook the shortcomings.

  • The Long Train To The Redeeming Sin by Kola Boof is an interesting and
    eclectic mix of short stories and poetry that are pro-Africa and pro-woman.
    Boof, a Sudanese-American woman, writes in story teller's fashion and
    weaves tales that transport readers to Africa.
    The stories are folksy and could easily make the transition to verbal telling
    because they are charismatic and richly layered. Many of the stories speak of
    the relationship between Black people and Mother Africa and make comparisons
    between Black people born in Africa and Black people stolen from Africa
    generations ago.
    Equally as interesting as the stories is Boof, herself. From her introduction
    to her author interview at the end to her semi-nude photo on the book cover,
    readers will find themselves searching for validation of truths in Boof's
    characters and from Boof herself. Boof tells compelling tales that if the
    reader looks closely will hit home, time and time again.
    Reviewed by Diane Marbury (HonestD)

  • Sudanese-American writer Kola Boof is a vibrant and, occasionally, strident voice in afro-centric literature. LONG TRAIN TO THE REDEEMING SIN: Stories About African Women is an eclectic collection of poems and short stories that spans from the historical, to the mystical, to modern day Africa. The characters and plots are moving and relevant to the thoughts and issues of women on the African continent, but they are equally relevant to African-American women in helping us to understand the effects, both positive and negative, of American culture on African women as personified by the story entitled Black America Diva Girl. Further, Ms. Boof exploits the myth of the superiority of Anglo characteristics in Day of Vow where we meet the beautiful and tragic Zorina who questions "...if she was good enough to demand to be treated with affection and tenderness."

    Ms. Boof's writing bubbles like a fountain with energy and, sometimes, incredible rage and grief. Although, the text could still use a good editing for typos and grammar errors, her skill as a storyteller is not to be denied. This book is insightful and innovative. Every woman, regardless of race or culture, should read it.

  • Long Train To The Redeeming Sin is a book for all willing to accept and envelope truth in their hearts. The book tells the stories of African Women and their coming of age as the most unwatered, least wanted, least desirable, vulnerable yet powerful women of the world. Their being forced to be "whitenized", their being chattel as seen through the eyes of Black men, the disallowment to enjoy their freedoms and live life to the fullest. Kola's honest, truthful heart blooms in this novel, feeding the insecurities of Black men, shattering the shackles of Black women, letting the essence of her soul, reach the pinnacle of the highest mountains and the deepest oceans. The Black Woman's responsibility has been to carry the Black Man's burden on her shoulders...she is the beginning of all. This are her trials. Be prepared to follow her journey and live life as seen through the Charcoaled-One; the Blue-Black.
    Through it all, she's been betrayed, hurt, shattered and ripped from the very seams of the earth. Listen to Her voice, Her heart, Her dreams, and follow Kola's footsteps where you will be transported to another world: the Black Woman's World.