Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
The stunning national bestseller now features an illuminating discussion with Sister Souljah -- her secret thoughts on creating the story that has sold more than one million copies worldwide and introduced readers everywhere to the real ghetto experience. Here are answers to the questions fans everywhere have been asking; the meanings and inspirations behind such memorable characters as Winter, Midnight, and Santiaga; and insights into why and how Souljah conceived of one of the most powerful novels of our time.
About the Author
Sister Souljah is best known for her work as a political activist and educator of underclass urban youth. A graduate of Rutgers University, she is a beloved personality in her own community. She lives in New York with her husband and son.
"Sister Souljah is the #1 author of the hip-hop generation." -- Sean "P. Diddy" Combs
"Compelling...tugs at the emotions." -- Chicago Sun-Times
"Real and raw.... If a rap song could be a novel, it might resemble the coldest winter ever." -- Booklist