Fifteen years after the publication of Push, one year after the Academy Award winning film adaptation, Sapphire gives voice to Precious s son, Abdul In The Kid bestselling author Sapphire tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push s unforgettable heroine, Precious.A story of body and spirit, rooted in the hungers of flesh and of the soul, The Kid bringsFifteen years after the publication of Push, one year after the Academy Award winning film adaptation, Sapphire gives voice to Precious s son, Abdul In The Kid bestselling author Sapphire tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push s unforgettable heroine, Precious.A story of body and spirit, rooted in the hungers of flesh and of the soul, The Kid brings us deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones We meet him at age nine, on the day of his mother s funeral Left alone to navigate a world in which love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way toward adulthood and toward an identity he can stand behind.In a generational story that moves with the speed of thought from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday from a troubled Catholic orphanage to downtown artist s lofts, The Kid tells of a twenty first century young man s fight to find a way toward the future A testament to the ferocity of the human spirit and the deep nourishing power of love and of art, The Kid chronicles a young man about to take flight In the intimate, terrifying, and deeply alive story of Abdul s journey, we are witness to an artist s birth by fire.
Ramona Lofton was born in Fort Ord, California, one of four children of an Army couple who relocated within the United States and abroad After a disagreement concerning where the family would settle, her parents separated, with Lofton s mother kind of abandoning them Lofton dropped out of high school, fleeing her abusive father, and moved to San Francisco, where she attained a GED and enrolled at the City College of San Francisco before dropping out to become a hippie In the mid 1970s Lofton attended the City College of New York and obtained a MFA degree at Brooklyn College Lofton held various professions before starting her writing career, working as a performance artist as well as a teacher of reading and writing.Lofton moved to New York City in 1977 and immersed herself in poetry She also became a member of a gay organization named United Lesbians of Color for Change Inc She wrote, performed and eventually published her poetry during the height of the Slam Poetry movement in New York Lofton took the name Sapphire because of its one time cultural association with the image of a belligerent black woman, and also because she said she could easily picture that name on a book cover than her birth name.Sapphire self published the collection of poems Meditations on the Rainbow in 1987 As Cheryl Clarke notes, Sapphire s 1994 book of poems, American Dreams is often erroneously referred to as her first book One critic referred to it as one of the strongest debut collections of the 1990s.Her first novel, Push, was unpublished before being discovered by literary agent Charlotte Sheedy, whose interest created demand and eventually led to a bidding war Sapphire submitted the first 100 pages of Push to a publisher auction in 1995 and the highest bidder offered her 500,000 to finish the novel The book was published in 1996 by Vintage Publishing and has since sold hundreds of thousands of copies Sapphire noted in an interview with William Powers that she noticed Push for sale in one of the Penn Station bookstores, and that moment it struck her she was no longer a creature of the tiny world of art magazines and homeless shelters from which she came The novel brought Sapphire praise and much controversy for its graphic account of a young woman growing up in a cycle of incest and abuse.A film based on her novel premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009 It was renamed Precious to avoid confusion with the 2009 action film Push The cast included Gabourey Sidibe, Mo Nique, who won the Academy Award for her portrayal of Precious mother Mary, Mariah Carey, and Lenny Kravitz Sapphire herself appears briefly in the film as a daycare worker.Sapphire s writing was the subject of an academic symposium at Arizona State University in 2007 In 2009 she was the recipient of a Fellow Award in Literature from United States Artists.Sapphire currently lives and works in New York City.
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