Just when you thought you had Sister Souljah figured out, her new book Midnight and the Meaning of Love shows that her stories truly can be unpredictable. I am here to tell you, don’t judge a book by its cover!
In her third book, Sister Souljah weaves a story of love, redemption, revenge, and success with such force that it is nearly impossible to put the book down.
The book is aptly entitled, “Midnight and the Meaning Of Love”, this theme is carried throughout the book by the actions of the main character: Midnight.
What would you do for love and what does love mean to you?
For Midnight this means Midnight heads to Japan to get his Asian wife, Akemi, after her father took her back to their native land with no warning. He travels across three countries and numerous cultures in his attempt to defeat his opponents. Midnight and the Meaning of Love has all the ingredients: great character development, good editing and engaging storyline that’s necessary to join the ranks of Sister Souljah’s other books on the New York Times BestSellers List.
I had the pleasure to sit down with Sister Souljah for a couple of questions:
MP: Why did you write a third novel?
SS: Because writing is my legacy.
MP: We have heard it mentioned over and over again Midnight is such a good man. What makes him a good man?
SS: Midnight is faith based character and his faith disciplines his body. Today a lot of brothers are living a reactionary lifestyle or death-style in just reacting to whatever versus being prepared for whatever you may face.
MP: How did you raise a young black male to be able to deal with all the hardships young black men face today?
SS: I instilled in my son good character from birth. I made sure to prepare his mind, encouraged his membership in the right organizations for him to join and made sure to help him pick the right friends to associate with.
MP: What are some of the books you love to read?
SS: The Autobiography of Malcolm X, A Peoples History of the United States, The Mis-Education of Negro, Before The Mayflower