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Sister Souljah, Author of “The Coldest Winter Ever”, to Publish New Novel (Exclusive)

‘Love After Midnight’ is the sequel to Souljah’s bestselling novel ‘Life After Death’

<p>Brian Velenchenko; Courtesy of Atria Books</p> Sister Souljah and the cover of

Brian Velenchenko; Courtesy of Atria Books

Sister Souljah and the cover of 'Love After Midnight'

Sister Souljah stepping back into the world of books.

The author and activist has shared the cover of her new novel, Love After Midnight, exclusively with PEOPLE. The book is a follow-up to Souljah’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel, Life After Death, and will be published this fall by Atria Books.

Love After Midnight brings back a beloved character of Souljah’s — Winter Santiaga, who first appeared in the 1999 novel The Coldest Winter Ever, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Readers first saw Winter, the wealthy daughter of a prominent drug-dealing family in Brooklyn, navigating a New York City snowstorm, relying on her knowledge and wit to get through, per the book's description.

<p>Courtesy of Atria Books</p> 'Love After Midnight' by Sister Souljah

Courtesy of Atria Books

'Love After Midnight' by Sister Souljah

Love After Midnight places Winter in the aftermath of a facedown with death. She is forced to reckon with her humanity as she pursues her desire for money, fame, love and revenge.

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Souljah is the author of seven works of fiction and nonfiction. She published her memoir, No Disrespect, in 1994; the book discusses race, class and gender, and features chapters dedicated to prominent figures in Souljah’s life. The Coldest Winter Ever, one of her most celebrated works, has sold over 1 million copies.

Aside from writing, Souljah is known for her activism, particularly for the Black community. She has been involved with International anti-apartheid movements and created the African Youth Survival Camp as a student, per her website. She has also organized against police brutality and racially-motivated crimes as a community activist.

<p>Brian Velenchenko</p> Sister Souljah

Brian Velenchenko

Sister Souljah

Souljah is also a performer. She was previously a member of hip-hop group Public Enemy and her solo album, 360 Degrees of Power, was released in 1992.

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Love After Midnight
will hit bookshelves on Oct. 1 and is now available for pre-order.

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