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African American Women Writers

Sister Souljah is one of the founding mothers of the urban fiction genre, galvanizing readers with the 1999 publication of her first novel, the inventive, metafictional The Coldest Winter Ever. Her lengthy books feature high stakes, hard choices, and authentic portrayals of contemporary street life, centering on the Santiaga family drug empire. Her writing is unflinching, based on a moral framework that invites discussion of the wisdom of her characters' choices, particularly concerning their coming-of-age journeys.

Genre: Love stories; Urban fiction

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