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Kola
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 08:32 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)




Hi all,

This April...I will be included in the new CD ROM/E-book Anthology "BLACK WOMEN WRITERS"

..along with Toni Morrison, Zora Neal Hurston, Maya Angelou, Edwidge Danticat, Marita Golden, Patricia Hill Collins, Alice Walker and Maryse Conde.



This anthology is groundbreaking because it's the first that actually includes COMPLETE NOVELS and AUTOBIOGRAPHIES instead of just portions of an artist's work---100,000 pages long in CDROM discs and in E-Book form.

I imagine that only Universities and Libraries will be able to afford to buy it.

It covers Black Women (literary, political) writers...WORLDWIDE...since 1900 to 2006.

My COMPLETE novel "Flesh and the Devil" and my poetry collection "Nile River Woman" have been included in "Black Women Writers".

PREVIEW:

http://www.alexanderstreetpress.com/products/blww.htm

**There will also be a Encyclopedia-like set of BOOK VERSION available ONLY in Universities.





BLACK SHORT FICTION--ANTHOLOGY

I'm also included in the anthology "Black Short Fiction"---where they inducted my complete short story collection "Long Train to the Redeeming Sin"..

http://www.alexanderstreetpress.com/products/blfi.htm




Others in this set are....Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Gloria Naylor, J. California Cooper, Chinua Achebe and my HERO...Ousmane Sembene of Senegal.


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Kola
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 08:33 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

CYNIQUE...

no wonder you've copied my writing style!!!

But don't worry.

I'm very flattered.






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Cynnique
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 09:48 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm in your head, ain't I, kola-nut? You seek my approval on every level. One of your goals in life is to impress me. Ain't gonna happen. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Chrishayden
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Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 04:08 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I heard Alice on the radio the other night--I think it was Democracy now. Interesting--
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Yvettep
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Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 09:27 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kola,

I have been looking into whether or not my university's library has subscribed to/bought the anthology. Hopefully I'll find out something today. If anyone else reading this is a student at a college or university, there is usually a process for making formal requests for something like this. Most libraries these days are really strapped for funds, but it never hurts to make a request.

Congrats, Kola--this sounds like a wonderful anthology.
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Kola
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Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 09:53 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

YVETTE, thank you so much!!!

I just copied this review from Amazon.Com
--I'm assuming this woman is a teacher
at Harvard University.



Expect the Unexpected, February 15, 2006

Reviewer: Ms. Dorthea Nivens (Cambridge, Mass.) - See all my reviews
ONLINE REVIEWS--Dorthea Nivens
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
"Diary of a Lost Girl"--The Autobiography of Kola Boof
*****5 stars!!

Those who've read my reviews at Amazon.Com and especially those at Harvard University know that I am not an easy sucker who gives away points easily, so it shouldn't be taken lightly that I consider this book to be one of the most interesting, unforgettable tales I've read in years. Simply awesome.

I don't know whether Ms. Kola Boof was really and truly Osama Bin Laden's mistress once upon a time, but frankly, I don't care. The very bulk of this book is not about Mr. Bin Laden, but about a person infinitely more vulnerable, undeniably more talented, the seductive and enchanting Ms. Kola Boof.

This is not a cheap tawdry tell all in the least! This is passionate, "eccentric" feminist writing, however raw, lewd and verbose, and it deserves our attention and our understanding.

Many have written Ms. Boof off as crazy, racist and dishonest, but they simply haven't been fair! This is a brilliant writer--A WRITER--who is also an enigmatic larger than life character, one who is willing to bare all in public and be naked to the world even when her nakedness is ugly and distasteful to others, but by goodness, that's what the best art is all about when it's conveyed by a hand as magical and quixotic as the gifted Ms. Kola Boof.

Buy this book. The charm of it is that neither the book nor Ms. Boof are in any way predictable, and it's a joy and a marvel to read something totally alien and believable, yes I said believable, with so much extra layering of feeling, emotion and raw spilled guts these days.

I would compare this book closest to Joan Didion's "Year of Magical Thinking", and I would say that I enjoyed Kola Boof's "Diary of a Lost Girl" more.

I especially implore all Black ideologues, womanist and feminist readers and writers to get a copy of this book, ignore Ms. Boof's detractors, and nestle up with a writer who I believe is going to be one of the most influential in black literature in the coming decade. This book marks the birth of a powerfully astute and unique spell-inducing African rebel girl.

I was mesmerized, and that ain't easy to do.

Go Kola Boof.

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Kola
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Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 09:58 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yvette, did you look at the publisher's link?

It's the ultimate anthology. Whole novels!! and memoirs are being included.

I'm so grateful that they included SO MUCH of my work!! (although, I didn't allow my memoir).

But this sets me in "history", and permanently establishes my voice and early contributions.





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Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 11:43 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, as one who read the book "A Year of Magical Thinking", I can testify that to me, this book is highly overrated - the stream of consciousness of a recently-widowed affluent white woman. Poor old Joan Didion; she doesn't stand a chance in a race with the fleet-footed Kola Boofa.
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Zuriburi
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Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 02:31 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Congradulations KOLA!!!!
I can't wait for my copy to arrive.
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