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LONG TRAIN TO THE REDEEMING SIN: Stories About African Women (English Edition)
 
 

LONG TRAIN TO THE REDEEMING SIN: Stories About African Women (English Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Kola Boof

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"Alluring, earthy, angry and impressionistic"--THE NEW YORK TIMES, (2002)

**Firebombed and forced out of print these now classic short stories chronicling the strength, tenacity and beauty of African women have only gotten better with age.

Literary Fiction that is truly inspired...MAKE WAY FOR KOLA BOOF!

A perennial favorite of Black women throughout the diaspora, this collection containing the classics "Day of Vow", "Boy Magic", "Black America Diva Girl" and "The Magic Wand" and MUCH MORE is a must-read for any woman of any race. LONG TRAIN TO THE REDEEMING SIN: STORIES ABOUT AFRICAN WOMEN is a book you'll find yourself reading over and over again.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 711 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 179 Seiten
  • Gleichzeitige Verwendung von Geräten: Keine Einschränkung
  • Verlag: Atlantic Kindle; Auflage: Kindle (1. Januar 2009)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B001OQCL38
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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5.0 von 5 Sternen It's true...Black Women are Beautiful! 1. April 2005
Von Judd - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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My only complaint is that this book is too short. My girlfriend was given this book as a gift and didn't feel like reading about women in Africa, so I picked it up and I couldn't put it down. Man, it's powerful. It's about all these different African women in different parts of Africa and it tells a lot of things about black women that I never thought about. A lot of it was sad and lot of it was anger at black men and the white race, but the lives of these women is so interesting that I did not mind that. Warning, this book is not for young people, because the sexual themes are graphic and there is a graphic castration of a white man.

As a white man in Iowa, I just want to say that Black Women are beautiful.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A New Classic for the Black Folks 11. Juni 2005
Von Messiah - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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If you have read books at school like I had to by Langston Hughes, James Baldwin and people like that then you will not be disappointed with LONG TRAIN TO SIN. I never heard of Kola Boof six months ago, but now she's one of my 3 favorite authors.

I personally enjoyed her novel "Flesh and the Devil" better than this one, but these short stories are solid and the presentation is tight. This is more the kind of book they make you read in English or History class, but it's not boring and its different, so I have to give it a str8 up five stars.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Courage of Conviction 19. Januar 2005
Von Kim Anderson Ray - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
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.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Shocking, Beautiful Classic--Kola Boof is Special! 11. Juni 2002
Von Micheal Henderson - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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The author of the book is African, she is posed nude on the back cover of the book and she is very smart and beautiful. If you don't have a problem with that and if you have ever loved Alice Walker, Gloria Naylor or Toni Morrison--then you will L-O-V-E this book.
First let me say that it took me 3 weeks to find this amazing book! Amazon.com was not selling it at the time that I was searching for it and hearing a lot about it from friends at Howard University in D.C. It's a hard book to describe, because although the subtitle says "Stories About African Women", I thought it was really a book about "ALL" black women--everywhere in the world. It told their history and talked about very personal issues that traditionally and exlusively have belonged to sistas. I loved the book. It starts off in ancient times with a great story called "The Lioness", which shows how black women had to shape the humanity of men into any humanity at all--it also shows the unique beauty of our ancestral women. Then there's just one great story after the other--"Boy Magic", "Black America Diva Girl" (which by itself is worth the price of the book), "Own Me Night" (A truly SEXY story), "Nile River Bride", "Remember Son" (which made me cry), and "DAY OF VOW"--the final story, the longest one and the one that made me have nightmares for days!! I loved it. It's one hell of a book. I liked hearing the viewpoints of so many bold, daring African women (especially Minx Nehesi--the Ethiopian supermodel who came to life in the story THE MAGIC WAND). I liked learning the history of African women throughout the world, and more than anything, Kola Boof just writes with a special poetic quality that doesn't bore the reader and captivates the imagination. It was really a great, great book. But it is shocking, and the subject matter is not for children or teens. Also, many of my black brothers who have borrowed the book felt at times as if the author was unfair to black men and that she attacks black men. I am a black man and I didn't feel that way at all, because I knew what the author was getting at. She was pointing out that we Black men have to learn who our black woman is and what she's been through--and that we need to be her friend and brother in a spiritual sense, so that we can all love one another. It's a beautiful, painful, violent, incredibly touching book. I loved every page of it.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen University of Pennsylvania 7. November 2004
Von Stegodon - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
I would never have chosen to read a book like this but I'm glad my Political Science professor made us read it.

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". Overall the book made me very curious to seek out and date a black girl now because I never thought of their beauty in such magical terms as Kola Boof describes their beauty. I had to give the book five stars because it is rare to find a book by an African woman who is so proud to be African and writes so poetically about black women's lives.

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.
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