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Kathren posts on 2/9/2009 9:28:40 AM I loved this book... I was reading some of tha other blogs and though some of their point of views are understandable i gess as a white female i took tha book in a whole different context... it actaully inspired me, it made me aware of quite a few other things... Such as cultural awareness... i have a new respect of tha muslim faith... other people are talking about how its not the second to tha first, but maybe u should quite looking at tha author and actually read and get what the book is giving u... i find it beautiful and i do hope she is writing the secong one
Cross posts on 2/4/2009 6:34:40 PM I totally agreee with you Stevi! I have not purchased or read the book because she, Sister Souljah, said out of her own mouthshe was witing the sequel to The Coldest Winter ever. She said it would be about Mercedes, the middle sister. The reason I can agree with you without reading it is because I have always sensed when she wrote CWE, that Midnight would be just the character she would use to down black women. When I heard the book was only about him, I knew it. I believe she wants to be a man and she herself feels like Midnight. She has so much displeasure for black people she can't find the good in her own people. Everyone is not a Winter, or Santiaga, or like her mom in the book. She lost me as a fan when she lied about making the sequel than coming off as having an attitude that people was disappointedd it wasn't a sequel. If she would have came out and said she was sorry and even though she promised a sequel for so many years; she decided to go in a different direction I may have still supported her.! great post stevi!
Stevi posts on 2/4/2009 12:22:14 PM I was extremely disappointed and incensed by the book. Aside from the fact that the majority of it was spent degrading Black women for their lack of moral values, by a murderer none the less, it was not what I expected or would recommend. A second slap in the face was, like in the real world, anything seems better than a sistah. To marry an Asian, who bought into some of the same things that we were admonished for doing, is just plain silly. You know… materialism, short tight clothes, etc. It was also unrealistic to depict a child with that much power in America. Sistah Souljah has definitely lost a fan. From a single parent with a doctorate AND high moral beliefs, it will take a lot to eradicate the damage that was done to your faithful followers, "SISTAH". Wonder how many Asians are buying your book? Thanks for perpetuating the myth.



jenaiya posts on 1/30/2009 11:02:59 PM Im still reading the book and @ first I felt kind of jipped because yes for some many years we did hear that the book was going to be a sequel to the coldest winter ever,but I believe that sista did a wonderful job on midnight and portraying his life and his family to the readers. Like someone stated before hopefully it won't take as long for another book. It would be very interesting to know what happens next. I am very interested in their lives I think the book is beautiful and is def a page turner!!!!!
Confused posts on 1/29/2009 2:03:06 PM This book was good. But not C.W.E. GREAT! I agree with many of the other bloggers SS should not have mislead her audience by connecting this book with C.W.E. Don't get me wrong the book was good but she should have named the character Midnight a totally different name to avoid misleading her readers. SS patronized Blacks did had Midnight marry an Asian girl. I mean come on, did Midnight really hate Blacks that much? The part I hated the most is when Midnight even looked down upon the Black Lawyer who had a Howard and Yale degree. No black character was given credit for their morals. Unfair. Nevertheless great read but I wouldn't read it more than once.
Confused posts on 1/29/2009 2:00:27 PM This book was good. But not C.W.E. GREAT! I agree with many of the other bloggers SS should not have mislead her audience by connecting this book with C.W.E. Don't get me wrong the book was good but she should have named the character Midnight a totally different name to avoid misleading her readers. SS patronized Blacks did had Midnight marry an Asian girl. I mean come on, did Midnight really hate Blacks that much? The part I hated the most is when Midnight even looked down upon the Black Lawyer who had a Howard and Yale degree. No black character was given credit for their morals. Unfair. Nevertheless great read but I wouldn't read it more than once.
Riah posts on 1/27/2009 5:49:41 PM I've been keeping loose tabs on this forum for years, since 2005, and I read then just as I'm reading now people's suggestions for who should play Winter. What's the point? Seriously, it's been a debate for AT LEAST 4 years already, goodness.
Erica posts on 1/27/2009 5:02:12 PM I just finished reading Midnight by Sister Souljah. Although I did enjoy the book and I loved how Midnight had much self-respect of himself in the way he takes care of his family and business, I was disappointed in the way African-Americans and Americans are portrayed in the book. I agree that most of it is true, but dang! To read it up close and personal, it makes readers take a look at themselves, especially black women! Although we are all not like that still makes a woman do some self reflecting. Very good book!
janet posts on 1/17/2009 9:37:15 PM I read the book and while it was entertaining, I found the main character, Midnight, unrealistic at best. Someone from Sudan where the most severe form of female genital mutaliation is still performed today on over 90% of the women is not likely to produce a male that is interested in giving pleasure to anyone female---if the author had done some research and maybe chosen another African country, then maybe the character would have been more authentic.
Drea posts on 1/14/2009 1:34:27 AM I just finished reading Midnight, and I wish I had another 300 pages to read. It was my escape for the last week in between two jobs, and all of lifes daily routines. Besides it being a beautiful, innocent and genuine love story, it was very self reflecting. It made me feel as I did when I was young. When my father, who had passed on when I was young,would teach me through words, but also by example that as a female, I am to be repected and cherished and cared for. This book made me analyse my 29 years of life, and reflect on the many, many women who demand respect, yet don’t respect themselves and the men who claim women, but don’t treat them with any more value then their sneakers, cars or dollars. I don’t think the author was trying to stereotype or depict African American or Americans as a whole, but I do think think she succeeded in opening some eyes.I also beleive that while the main character and main religion described in the book was Muslim, we could all benefit from their teachings, after all they are basic life morals and vaues in Judaism and Christianity and all human kind alike. Every person, including myself should use the lessons and revelations they got from this book. Now, my only problem is I am left wondering what happens next.-Peace
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