|Posted by Rahel Thorsten on July 30, 2013 at 10:10 PM||comments (1)|
Dear people of Nigeria and South Africa...
This is Kola Boof. I was scheduled to appear at the Abeokuta Book Festival in Nigeria for one week in November. But yesterday my publisher and I discovered that the U.S. Department of Defense has declined to issue me a passport.
They gave no explanation. They said I can reapply in 6 months.
I am devastated as we've already done so much publicity...and I love the people of Nigeria and South Africa so much. As you know, I am banned from setting foot in my birth country, Sudan, so I was greatly excited about returing to Nigeria and spending time with my friends Nnedi Okorofor, Tolu Ogunlesi, Kathleen Ngongo and Lola Shoneyin. I also expected to make so many new friends. I love Africa so deeply and I miss visiting with African people.
Please know that I love you so much and I am very sad about this.
Please also know that I greatly love America...despite the way that I am constantly treated here.
It seems that my involvement with Osama Bin Laden (involvement that was against my will) will never be forgiven. My name is consistently slandered here and the outrageous lies and rumors that are spread about me to silence my work and my voice as an African womanist writer are now not only legendary but known by the public. I am beyond black-listed. I am so despised and lied on in the U.S. that I wouldn't be surpised if they planned death for me next.
I am not America's darling.
I love you so much. And I'm so sad that I'm not allowed to come and visit you Nigeria and SouthAfrica. Hopefully, as time moves on, I won't be considered the Bad Girl pariah and I will allowed to have my Passport back.
I'm so sad that I'm this old and people still don't understand me.
(Naima Bint Harith)
|Posted by Rahel Thorsten on June 3, 2013 at 3:30 AM||comments (1)|
Ben Horowitz did not make comment complimenting Black Women.
Billionaire Ben Horowitz says (through his assistant Grace Ellis) that he did not make complimentary comments about Black women that were posted in a recent commentary by me. He seems to be very upset that the comments were attributed to him. I was under the impression that I had spoken directly to him at his company, so I am just as confused as he is. I definitely don't need Mr. Horowitz's 1 line compliment, nor do I wish to make him uncomfortable by having people think he complimented Black women as my original post suggested.
I wanted to publicly post here...the denial by his representative...and also I share my email response back to Mr. Horowitz and to her. Please feel free to share this posting.
Email from Grace Ellis:
Hi, Kola -
I work with Ben Horowitz.
It's come to our attention that there is a quote that is erroneously attributed to Ben in your blog post: http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/kola-boof-billionaires-prefer-black-women/.
Ben never made this kind of a statement so we'd hugely appreciate it if you could remove his association with it altogether.
We'd really appreciate it if you could fix this as soon as possible. Please confirm once the post has been updated on your site.
All the best,
Here is Kola Boof's email responding:
Attention Grace Ellis,
Please read this email very carefully.
This is NOT my blog that you've sent.
This is the blog of Christelyn Russell Karazin that you've linked me to.
(1) I asked her to remove the comment attributed to Mr. Horowitz. I was
under the impression that she had done so.
(2) I was lead to believe that I had spoken with the actual Mr. Horowitz directly and I posted his compliment to black women with that belief.
(3) I don't know if public attention is causing Mr. Horowitz to deny he gave a quote and he's recanting what he said....or.....if I was duped by someone in the Press department at his company. I am extremely confused at this point.
(4) But please be clear that I was contacted on Facebook by Ms. Karazin
weeks ago, I told her to remove your boss's comments...and I immediately
removed them from my Fan Site. I have no jurisdiction over Ms. Karazin's
site or anyone else's site who picked up the commentary.
(5) I am very sorry that Mr. Horowitz was wrongly quoted (or is claiming he
was). But there was no malicious intent on my part. I emotionally swooned
at the kindness of the person who claimed to be him & the beauty of such
a compliment. I thought nothing of it. And I'm shocked and dismayed at the
big deal being made over people thinking he gave black women a compliment. And I hope you share this email Mr. Horowitz, because no disrespect was intended, I am just as confused as he is and I have done all in my power to remove this comment.
I hope Mr. Horowitz all the best...and I also feel terrible for both him and us
|Posted by Rahel Thorsten on March 23, 2013 at 7:20 PM||comments (0)|
My novel "VIRGINS IN THE BEEHIVE" ---which became a cult fave in 2010----has been given all new cover art.
Here's the new cover plus inside images.
Written long before Whitney Houston's death, Kola Boof's powerful, sexy pop novel about the seedy world of Hip Hop music has become an underground cult sensation. Many believe the lead character JennaSet Jones is based on Whitney Houston. The novel's insistence that rock star Kurt Cobain was murdered (possibly by his wife Courtney Love) has caused controversy in the cyber world.
In real life, Kola Boof and Whitney Houston met after it was revealed that terrorist Osama Bin Laden had an obsession with Whitney (Kola Boof had been his mistress in 1996 against her will). So it's quite bizarre that Boof went on to prophesy Houston's death. Kola Boof insists "Virgins In the Beehive" is not based on Whitney Houston's life and that the 'drowning' scenes (written many years before Houston's death) are a coincidence.
Because Whitney Houston died in 2012 from drowning--many have questioned how Kola Boof "foresaw" that tragedy (in the book, JennaSet Jones nearly drowns several times, including an incident in the bath tub). Boof has been asked if she was Psychic when writing "Virgins."
The book's characters also resemble Beyonce, P. Diddy, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Jay Z---all thinly disguised here.
As always, Boof's powerful imagination takes the story far beyond mere caricature. This is a raw, shocking sex-filled Hollywood trash novel that has an awful lot to say and says it without pretension.
|Posted by Rahel Thorsten on March 23, 2013 at 3:25 AM||comments (0)|
Personal story about CHINUA ACHEBE:
Chinua Achebe did not like Kola Boof. lol.
*I knew Chinua Achebe personally through his best friend, Chinweizu the Great...who is basically one of my closest mentors, so close that people have joked Chinweizu and I should get married. And in Nigeria, I am often called "Daughter of Chinweizu."
Anyway, because of Chinweizu...I am on a "List Serve" with Noam Chomsky, Nurudin Farah, Toni Morrison, Chinweizu and Mr. Achebe. Out of 900 emails, I have maybe spoken 3 times...but usually I just read the back and forth messages. Noam Chomsky, Chinweizu, Nurudin and the "men" do most of the talking. Toni Morrison, for instance, only says stuff like: *nodding*, agree, sure but think deeper, are they coming after spring break?...nothing more.
Well, one day about 3 years ago, Chinweizu asked Achebe to give me a blurb for my new novel. And although he was always cordial & nice to me, Chinua told Chinweizu: "I don't like her--have you read the papers? she's too wild and unpredictable."
I've decided to take that as a compliment. My close friend and mentor, the late Professor Derrick Bell told me: "The fact that people have such strong opinions about you is proof that you're doing something right and your work is meaningful."
Luckily I did get the chance to tell Chinua Achebe the following:
I think Chinua Achebe was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century and the world has truly lost an epic human being. He was certainly Africa's most important novelist, the break through for us. May he rest in peace, the great Lion that he was.
|Posted by Rahel Thorsten on March 18, 2013 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
The Moors sold African women as slaves to finance their armies. They conquered many European countries--but then bred themselves into extinction so that their winnings became meaningless and reverted back into the hands of the Whites. Even their Moorish blood became Pure White over time.
The Nubians have a saying -- "Extinction is not honorable."
And this has been the hardest thing for Black people to grasp in our legendary stupidity & enslavement by other races. It saddens me to see Black women blindly worshipping the Moors just because Black MEN do so. The Moors are not heroes for Black women & definitely not for Africa. They were losers. Nothing they did benefitted African people. And especially not black women & children.
Think **Strategically** and look at what they represent....black men's EGOTiSTICAL penis & no shillings in the hat.
Black Women.....we need a new son.
One who benefits his people and us as Black mothers.
NOTICE......When White Men conquer something...they own it forever.
They manage to stay White & in power. By all rights, Spain should be an African nation by now. But no. Black men are not as skilled warriors as White Men. Obviously.
Why in the fuck are we as Black women always supporting the WRONG Black men? We look like idiots promoting The Moors. Fuck the Moors.
|Posted by Rahel Thorsten on February 21, 2013 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
Hey all, I'm so pleased to announce the release of my new Erotic Pop novels (exclusively on Kindle)...written using the Pen Name that rapper Azealia Banks gave me ....BOLA!
These are not the complex "literary" novels as you're used to reading from me. These are 99 cent Escapist, trashy sex novels (e-books)...and I really like them! LOL. Hopefully you will read "SUGAR WALLS" especially...it's such a good story about two sisters, one Biracial, one Black, who were born with their clitoris in their throats.
(*Only 99 cents)
Link to purchase:
The very sex-filled book "KOBE" is shorter...but still very compelling. It's about a Kobe Bryant look-a-like who works as a bodyguard and has quite sexy body and big chocolate dick that makes for Psycho-drama and even a sweet little love story. It's only 99 cents and you'll love it!
I hope you'll download them and enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. And there will be 7 full length BOLA novels this year. I'm excited to see how they're received.
|Posted by Rahel Thorsten on January 5, 2013 at 1:50 PM||comments (9)|
Prefer Black Women
by Kola Boof
One thing I learned while living with Osama Bin Laden (against my will in 1996)...is that while the saying goes "gentlemen prefer Blondes".....a less talked about phenomenon is that BILLIONAIRES marry Black women.
This year alone, we have SEVEN high profile engagements between billionaire men and what are supposedly (according to Western culture) the most undesirable women on earth---Black women. And the fact that these women are more "authentically Black" (their genes more African looking and less
Mixed/European) is meaningful here.
From CEO of Norton Anti-Virus Peter Norton marrying Gwen...to Naomi Campbell and Janet Jackson snagging two of the richest men in Russia and the Arab world....to Mellody Hobson and George Lucas....to Africa where Black billionaires in Uganda, Algeria and Burkino Faso married "educated" business-owning Black African women.....the phenom is glaring. But the media is not making a big ta-do about it.
They'd rather do books & t.v. specials about how unwanted & unmarried the masses of Black women are---which isn't a suprise considering Hollywood and the MEDIA have worked the last 100 years to cast the image of Black women as negative, unattractive, maid-driven and forbidden.
Even Black men's media in America scorns and rejects the Black woman's image as "rat-like," non-status worthy and not fit for procreation.
After all....in a White supremacist country the goal is to make White babies, not Black ones. So the problem with Black women is that their wombs produce Black babies--and they are literally devalued in the dating pool for that alone---then accused of being "angry, bitter, ugly" merely because our society doesn't want to admit that the onus is placed on producing LIGHT/MIXED/WHITE people and demonizes the production of dark skin and actual Black people.
It's true. Yet in the face of all that hatred for Black women and their Black baby-making wombs....Billionaires (and not just billionaires, but the world's most powerful men IN GENERAL such as President Barack Obama).....are still choosing BLACK women.
(NORTON SECURITY creator Peter Norton and his new wife, Gwen----his 2nd
When I first wrote about my experiences with Bin Laden ten years ago, I also wrote about Condoleeza Rice being chased across North Africa by Moamar Khadafi...I wrote about the song he wrote about her. (*Yes, long before the Western media reported Arab male leaders' obsesion with Condoleeza...I wrote about it in my autobiography).
And during the time that I worked for Khadafi at White Bride I watched one Arab billionare after the other come and go with tall, chocolate African mistresses (and sometimes even wives) in tow.
Back then, Palestinian leader Arafat had a Black American mistress who was also a porn star. Some of you will call out her name. I won't. But I remember him buying her a mansion in Italy and an apartment building in London. The following year, when Osama Bin Laden released me, he gave me a farm in Kenya and a house in South Africa. Though I didn't want or like Bin Laden...two other men that I'd dated during my era as an actress-model in North Africa were also billionaires....one of them married a Black woman, the other married a Korean.
Luckily I went on to marry a wonderful Black Man, a marine, Simon Palacio, who during our 10 year marriage became a millionaire selling his own electronics to the U.S. State Department!
So, you see, this is the other side of the coin...one that isn't talked about.
Black Women may not get the hoodrat athletes and rappers. But we are very popular with BILLIONAIRES. Bill Gates once dated a Mixed Race Black woman....and today, Warren Buffet, Ted Turner and Donald Trump all have Black mistresses....aside from the 7 marriages scheduled for Billionaires and Black women in 2013.
The most powerful men in the world......prefer what?
I THOUGHT 'CHOO YOU KNEW.
|Posted by Rahel Thorsten on November 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM||comments (8)|
50 Things I Love About Black Americans!
By Kola Boof
**50 Things I love About
#50----I was adopted & raised by Southern AAs. I love the accent. They speak in complete poetry.
#49---Their version of the Egyptian dish Umfitit (chit-lins) tastes almost as good as Anwar Tik restaurant.
#48---I think because of slavery, they are the most FRIENDLY welcoming foreigners you can meet.
#47---They be dancing like Africans!! You must watch "Soul Train" & go to club. Intricate,natural.
#46---They built that city Washington D.C. & they made Peanut Butter (well of course Peanuts!, they from West Africa)
#45---Most of them still have NAPPY hair. That always makes me smile & feel back home. THE PROOF.
#44---Unlike European Blacks, the AA men are still built like African warriors. Big chest, dick.
#43--- They introduced me to Captain Crunch & the roof of my mouth scratched up. But it good!
#42--- I have 5 African-American brothers after being adopted. So nobody on my block could beat me up.
#41--- The Black American women say, "Honey chile"..."yeah, girl"...."holler back"..."Uhn-Uh."
#40--- MOTOWN RECORDS ...that's my shit. Especially the girl groups, Supremes, Martha, Marvelettes.
#39---They be doing "kiwit" (bagg'n, play'n the dozens on you). Ibik kiwit tikit tiki na sah.
#38---Probably bad for them...but they don't have Tribes & Clans. NO RULES in their culture. Free.
#37---The Black American women, are fiercely beautiful & sexy. W/attitude
#36--- The Black American Men...insist that you have orgasm during sex. Or they not happy! True story!
#35----Black Americans smell really good. Especially the women.
#34---- I usually love everybody's NANA.....Just like Africa, they got old fat Nana & the cook out!
#33---They talk at the movie theater all during the fucking movie!!! Just loud ass talk'n at the screen
#32----They just like Africans...in a horror movie...they RUN. Don't be look'n behind doors 'n shit like White people do.
#31---- The Black American Women don't Date...they have Boyfriends. Just like African girls. KASHA! natali
#30--- Richard Wright books
#29--- "Good Times" and "The Jeffersons" and "MOESHA"!!!
#28----They get wild and jump all over the room at CHURCH. Possessed by spirits & very African.
#27-----Bessie Smith, Aretha Franklin, Sarah Vaughn, Dionne Warwick & my favorite Diana Ross.
#26---- They be at the swimming pool...but won't get in. Like they on the Congo with crocodiles & shit.
#25-----They Mama's all say: "Don't U take that cap off at the pool...I press & curled Ur hair!"
#24---- Richard Pryor, Denzel Washington, Larenz Tate, Leon, Jim Kelly.
#23---- Tupac!! Lauryn Hill...Mc Lyte...Eric B. & Rakim...KRS One...
#22----Sweet Potato Pie
#21---- Chicken Wings, fried, baked...their way. Is the best way. Chicken wings.
#20----They always say: "I ain't no first lick chick!" ...before the fight starts.
#19---When I was a kid, they couldn't say Sudanese...so they always called me "That Ethiopian"
#18---They don't circumcise girls. The women have their pussies without tribal markings & cuttings.
#17----The Color Purple
#16----- Venus and Serena Williams
#15----Angela Bassett, OPRAH, Halle Berry, Vivica Fox, Pam Grier and Margaret Avery
#14----Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Gayl Jones, James Baldwin
#13------They like the burnt bottom of biscuits. Just like Kenyans & Sudanese.
#12---- They have the best Christmas Hams always.
#11----Macaroni and Cheese, unbeatable. Theirs rules.
#10---- Barack & Michelle.
#9---They give their dogs & cats the best names. Always sensible shit. Unlike them that tongue-kiss Pets.
#8----They drive on the road pretty good. You can't deny that.
#7----They don't braid very well...but they have very inventive hairstyles...like 500 Afwerki styles.
#6----They always root for the under dog.
#5---- When you're a kid, the Older people **PAY YOU** for dancing & being cute at cook out.
#4----They love to laugh a lot and have a "special magic".....because their hearts are broken.
#3---The majority of them are still Dark skinned. Blue blacks, light Browns, dark beiges, Chocolates.
#2----Marvin and Claudine Johnson. The best parents ever to raise 8 children + 14 foster kids.
#1-- They saved my life, they adopted me & raised me. They loved me & protected me.
|Posted by Rahel Thorsten on October 31, 2012 at 10:30 AM||comments (12)|
D.L. Hughley continues to
attack Black Women.
Kola Boof speaks out on D.L.
Hughley's hatred of Black Women.
Several years ago, comedian D.L. Hughley
did not simply go on the Jay Leno Show and
defend Don Imus for calling the Black women
Rutger's basket ball team "nappy head hoes"....
no, he didn't just defend freedom of speech
....what he said explicity during that show was that these women were "Ugly" (to use his word)
and that he agreed with Don Imus that these women should get perms and look more "feminine" (European). He also emphatically said on the Jay Leno Show that these young Black women were..."nappy head hoes."
Amazingly...when Black men are lynched or called
racist names...it's Black women who come running
to organize boycotts, marches and do everything in
their power to defend Black men's honor.
In a more recent interview with NPR, D.L. Hughley stated about Black women: "I've never known a more angry group of people."
Then he goes on to ask black women to tune in and
support his new show, "Endangered Species"---a
show about sorry ass Black men like himself who whine about why they are being erased from the planet primarly because---they hate Black women.
It's long overdue for Black women to wake up and
stop supporting these Black men who not only despise Black women...but encourage the rest of society to demonize, disrespect and abuse black women.
It's bad enough that Black men have never
protected Black women in this Racist society.
But to encourage others to hate and abuse Black women is unforgivable.
D.L. Hugley constantly teaches young black boys
and Non-Black people that it's O.K. to slander and
despise what he claims are..."angry ugly Black women."
I don't know why so many Black women
continue to hate "the racist White man" but fall blind to the Self-hating Niggerstock "brothers" who undermine them even moreso.
I see D.L. Hugley as an enemy of Black women. He exploits us to make money but he despises us. We need to completely stop supporting men like him.
We need to use our money and our social power to
support Black women artists and other people who care about and support us.