She’s Backkkk: Sister Souljah Returns With Follow Up To ‘Coldest Winter Ever’

November 14, 2012  |  

On Tuesday, news broke that New York Times Bestselling Author, Sister Souljah will be releasing a follow up novel to the urban classic and cautionary tale Coldest Winter Ever January 2013. This is probably some of the best news to hit African-American literature since, well, I don’t when, but this is huge

According to publisher Emily Besler Books, an imprint of Atria Books, the novel will revisit the lives of the Santiaga clan; however, this time the story will be told from the perspective of the middle child, Porshe Santiaga. If you remember, the original novel followed the life of Winter, the Santiagas’ oldest child, as she went from being an extremely pampered daughter of a drug-lord to being just about homeless, yet still fighting to live the life of luxury that she was accustomed to. Die hard Coldest Winter Ever fans are probably eager to see what Porshe has to say as she was probably the one hardest hit by the demise of the Santiaga drug empire, losing one parent to jail and the other to the grave. A press release appearing on offers a brief synopsis of what readers can expect.

Porsche is young and beautiful, loyal to her family and friends, and unafraid to fight and love with the same extreme intensity. Readers are sure to be drawn to this coming-of-age story, told in Sister Souljah’s magnificent signature style.

This is great considering the first novel ended leaving so many loose ends and unanswered questions. Was Santiaga ever released from jail? What did Winter do when she was released from prison? Did she snitch? Did Midnight continue to raise the Santiaga twins after their mom died? What will become of Santiaga’s illegitimate child? Hopefully this follow up will provide answers to those burning questions.

I’ll try my best to contain my excitement, but I’ve been missing Winter and the Sanitagas since I first read Coldest Winter Ever when I was twelve. Sister Souljah is a literary genius and I can’t wait until this next book drops.

What about you? Will you be picking up your copy of A Deeper Love Inside when it’s released in January?

Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise


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  • Jerzee Gurl

    I have to say a big fat NO I will not be spending my hard earned cash on not nary another Sister Souljah book. If I want to hear about how African American women ain’t sh*t and non African American women are the best most wonderful women in the world, I’ll do it for free. If I do read what I am sure is going to be another novel where there is not ONE positive AA woman in it, I’ll read it in the book store or check it out of the library but there is no way in hell I’m buying it.

  • Slim Goody

    Yes I will! But I heard “Midnight” (which was actually the follow up from Coldest Winter Ever), was from his P.O.V. and how he grew up and became Winter’s Father right hand man. I heard the story was ok, and it came out back in Fall ’08 or ’09. I really hope it answers the questions the author asked and isn’t just another P.O.V. from childhood. But a continuation. Really wish she would write an actual follow up book from Winter’s P.O.V. like the original and not other characters in the story.

  • Ms_Sunshine9898

    I almost choked on my egg drop soup when I saw the link! Hope this doesn’t be a disappointment like the Midnight stories were. . .

  • Just saying!!

    Ugh I keep hearing great duff about her books and tell myself I’m going to read them and never get to it! Now I KNOW I have to!! *sighs*

  • mel

    She made two books about midnight which I guess no one read because all they want to read about is sex, drugs, money and violence but I could of sworn he married an asian girl but she might include him in the story since his first two books were based on his life from his adolescence.

    • Ms_Sunshine9898

      I read both Midnight books and they irked me so bad. They made me completely dislike Midnight’s character and his mother. I could get with it because I disliked him so bad. . .

  • TheLovliest…

    I absolutely LOVE Sister Souljah. I read her first book ‘No Disrespect’ when I was twelve. I must’ve read it about thirty times. Her stories make you feel like you’re there. I read ‘The Coldest Winter’ also, but I haven’t read ‘Midnight’ yet. So glad she’s back. =)

  • cris1582

    Blah! Coldest Winter Ever was an urban novel compared to “No Disrespect.” Hated Coldest Winter Ever cause she was the dumbest chick ever!

  • Can not WAIT!. Love a book that doesn’t sugar coat life and negate consequences!!!!

  • Ambitous12

    Woooo I can’t wait to read this! After reading the coldest winter ever and I was introduced to Midnight I fell for him…..but yes I am hyped for this book to come out! please don’t disappoint me Sister Souljah

  • I just couldn’t get into the Midnight book, but I’m super excited about this one!

  • PUMPED! I didn’t get that “Midnight” Book…was it any good?

    • Na Na

      YES! It gives you insight to why Midnight is how he is.Although its not as action packed its still as good.

  • Rosetta Stone

    I belong to the 30 and up club. Question, can i still read these urban novels? I feel like i shouldnt be reading this. although i really want to. lol

    • Na Na

      Sistah Souljah is nothing like these urban novels you may be used to. Very intellectual thoughts great story lines, nothing that will make you feel like you lost IQ at the end of the book. lol

    • shehiplocki

      Yes read it, you will be amazed. She is in a whole other category.

    • karma

      I am in the over 40 and up club, and was very impressed with SS’s writing style! The book was so good, I read it in one day, several times over the years! Trust me and the other people who have commented, and read it for yourself!

  • YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! I’ve been anticipating this so long!! NOW THE MOVIE!!!!

  • baddvixentype

    definitely excited about this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Linda

    CANT WAITT. They still need to make the movie for the Coldest Winter Ever

  • Meyaka

    I will pre-ordered for my kindle!!!! “Midnight and the true meaning of love “is my favorite book written by an African American author EVER! I’m psyched

    • Is that the first or second Midnight story?? I haven’t read the second one yet!

      • Meyaka

        The second it is an amazing book,packed with amazing illustrations, you have to read it and experience it.

        • Na Na

          I never read True Meaning. Does it expound on Akemi and Midnight?

          • Meyaka

            It does Greatly,it’s a must read!

            • Na Na

              Man you done made me go to the book store today! lol

              • Meyaka

                You will thank me,hihi

  • Native_Noir

    YES! It’s about time!

  • Alexa

    This literally just made my day! I can’t wait for this!!!! I will definitely be picking this up! 🙂

  • SenecAsh

    Pumped! Just announced it on Facebook, you would’ve thought I was getting royalties from its release!

    • misslawyerladii85

      LOL me too

  • awsm

    sistah souljah is an outstanding writer.

  • VVO

    Im soooo happy….. I’m definitely gonna be buying this book

  • Miss K

    Yessssssss!!!…..and smart move Miyo K.

  • Na Na

    Im going nuts over here!!!!!! I LOVE Sister Soulha’s writing, and you want an in on the Santiaga’s and you don’t want to wait you should read Midnight. Mmmm and I thought I was in love with him before! Sister is a genius and I’m on ten at this news.

  • twentyswt

    Sister Soljah =Truth

  • Miyo K.

    I’ve already reserved a copy at the library so that I can pick it up as soon as it is released.

    • BAPS

      Wow, everyone’s comments got me pumped up 🙂

      • Miyo K.

        Lol. A lot of people are anxious for this book.

    • NaturalJem

      LOL!! Smart idea Miyo K.