(PRWEB) April 19, 2005
Only a year after returning to the public light, Kola Boof will discuss her art, her experiences with terrorism and the evils occurring in North Africa that she believes are being ignored by the Western World, Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 6AM Pacific (9AM Eastern), on the VoiceAmericaÂ Channel (http://www.voice.voiceamerica.com/) She will join host Maxine Thompson ÂOn the Same PageÂ on the VoiceAmericaÂ Network (http://www.voiceamerica.com/)
With increasing news of the genocide in Sudan, described by Colin Powell as "the single worst human rights nightmare on the planet," she returned to the public forum seeing herself as Âthe only female voice representing Black Sudan in a socio-political way.Â She became the target of Islamic extremists for speaking out against the oppression of Black Africans under the rule of Sudan's Arab-Islamic political factions. She has dedicated her life to the empowerment of people of African descent, especially women.
In 2002, Boof entered seclusion to protect her family and herself after an attempt was made on her life outside Los Angeles by Islamic extremists. In 2003 a UN report revealed that a court in Khartoum, Sudan had issued a ÂFATWA" death sentence, ordering that she be beheaded for the books she wrote and for her public condemnation of slavery, misogyny and terrorism in North Africa.
This fascinating and controversial author, activist and public speaker looks to 2005 to be a busy year as she is slated to release two new books: her autobiography, Diary of a Lost Girl, in June and a collection of erotic stories, Black Cat, in September. Tune in to hear this amazing woman's story from seeing her parents killed for speaking out against slavery in North Africa to living as Osama Bin Laden's mistress to more recent attacks on her life by Islamic extremists.
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Dr. Maxine Thompson is an award winning writer and literary agent. She won $1,000 in Ebony's first Writing Contest for her short story, "Valley of the Shadow." She received a small PEN award for her novel, The Ebony Tree, and an International Black Writer's Association award for her short story, "The Rainbow." She has self-published 2 novels, The Ebony Tree and No Pockets in a Shroud. She has written extensively on self-publishing and continues to help emerging writers find their voice through her company Black Butterfly Press. For more information on Dr. Maxine Thompson visit http://www.maxinethompson.com/
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