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The Sexy Part of the Bible (Akashic Urban Surreal) (Paperback)

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Romance and political intrigue cloud the many lives of a diabolical African supermodel harboring a shocking secret.


“From the malignant forces of racism and sexism to corruption and cloning, Boof catwalks her way through a shrewdly satirical, erotic, and suspenseful novel of defiance.” —Booklist



“Boof spins surrealism, sci-fi, racial politics, feminism, religious debate, postcolonial theory, and more into a thought-provoking, suspenseful novel that manages to keep intriguing characters afloat in a roiling sea of crazy rhetoric.” —Publishers Weekly


A selection of the Akashic Urban Surreal Series.



Following in the footsteps of her idols Alice Walker and Toni Morrison, Kola Boof asserts her own literary prowess with a chilling sociopolitical love story.



Set in modern West Africa, Europe, and the US, and featuring the kind of heroine readers rarely get to encounter in popular culture—beautiful charcoal-skinned Eternity, a spirited and diabolical young African hellcat whose life is stigmatized by a heart-stopping secret—The Sexy Part of the Bible is an erotically astute novel filled with mystery and adventure.



Enveloped in the arms of a domineering Fela Kuti–type rap star and revolutionary named Sea Horse Twee, Eternity finds herself miraculously surviving several African rebellions—and in the interim, she powerfully unmasks the science of cloning, which becomes a powerful metaphor in the story.



Written with the lush musicality of North African classics, The Sexy Part of the Bible is guaranteed to stay on your mind long after you’ve put it down.



About the Author


Kola Boof: Kola Boof is the author of several novels and poetry collections, including Flesh and the Devil and Nile River Woman. Her writing has appeared in Harper's and the story colleciton Politically Inspired. Her autobiography Diary of a Lost Girl was published in 2006. She has been interviewed by MSNBC, FOX News, and CNN; and has been featured in TV Guide, Time Magazine, the New York Post, and the New York Times. She lives in Southern California.

Praise For…


Boof doesn’t just explode cliches, she murders them, but playfully, like a cat killing mice . . . The most jubilant celebration of black African beauty so far seen in the English language. Read this book and you’ll learn just how sexy that part of the Bible can be, and you may also be convinced that there’s nothing so likely to cure racism and oppression than wave after wave of laughter and love.
— Madison Smartt Bell - Boston Globe

Boof has written a novel with the histrionics of daytime drama, boldly sensuous and savvy about the dangers of post-colonial politics.
— Time Out Chicago

Kola Boof asserts her own literary prowess with a chilling sociopolitical love story.
— Philadelphia Tribune

Boof’s sociopolitical analysis is sharp, and combined with her unflinchingly observant and richly rendered prose, it’s keeping us enthralled.
— SF Weekly

Maybe the best way to understand a woman like Kola Boof, and by-proxy the plight of millions of women like her, is to simply do what she says you would enjoy doing most: read her books.


— Seattlest
Product Details
ISBN: 9781936070961
ISBN-10: 1936070960
Publisher: Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publication Date: June 21st, 2011
Pages: 275
Language: English
Series: Akashic Urban Surreal