ChickenBones: A Journal

for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes



Three days ago, Deng Ajak was assassinated by the Arab Muslim

Imperialist government in Khartoum. Once again, they call it an “airplane

accident” and claim that it was the will of God, just as they did a few years

ago when our leader John Garang’s airplane “accidentally” crashed



Books by Kola Boof  


Nile River Woman (Poems, Feb. 10, 2004)  / Long Train to the Redeeming Sin-Stories About African Women (April 6, 2004)

 Flesh and the Devil: A Novel (May 11, 2004)  /   Diary of a Lost Girl (2007)

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Kola Boof Speaks on Assassination of Deng Ajak  

The handsome and heroic black man in the photo above is Deng Ajak.He was not only one of South Sudan’s greatest war heroes and one of the world’s most important human rights advocates—he was also my closest friend in Sudan and one of my SPLA commanders during the spy work that I did for Operation Miuokda Higlig PX-40.

Just a few months ago, as Global Coordinator of the Sudanese Sensitization Peace Project (SSPP) in Juba, Deng Ajak appointed me National Chairwoman of the U.S. Branch of SSPP reporting directly to our esteemed President in Boston, Brother Francis Bok.

Three days ago, Deng Ajak was assassinated by the Arab Muslim Imperialist government in Khartoum. Once again, they call it an “airplane accident” and claim that it was the will of God, just as they did a few years ago when our leader John Garang’s airplane “accidentally” crashed. But as an African mother, a lover of truth and a fighter for the liberation and equality of Darfur and South Sudan, I am here to tell you that if God’s will was anywhere present in the nation of Sudan . . . then the Arab Muslim Imperialist government in Khartoum would be hit with a ball of fire and wiped off the face of the earth.

Nothing in this world is more evil, more corrupt, or more criminal than the genocidal monsters who terrorize African Sudan from their SATAN CHAIR in Khartoum—President Omar Bashir, my former sugar daddy Hasan al Turabi, their “boot lickers” Gamal Ibrahim and Dr. Riek Machar, and all the rest of the Arab Muslim “big boys” who find themselves appalled at the audacity that one of their “palace whores” got away and is now writing pure un-censored truth in America concerning their love of all things Satanic, all things evil.

Truly, Allah hates this regime in Khartoum, and truly, they are “scum” to call themselves Mullahs and teachers of Islam. They are nothing but Arab niggerstock trash!  The shit-colored bastard rape babies of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and all of the other blood-thirsty nations of the Arab Imperial Empire who have delighted in raping, enslaving, and mutilating the African mothers and daughters of these men who are too cowardly to protect and value their own women. 

This time instead of killing just one official of the South Sudanese government . . . because they fear the 2011 secession of South Sudanese under CPA, an agreement that the North Sudan has failed to honor . . . these criminals in President Bashir’s regime murdered a good handful of the “people’s” true leaders.  They also killed civilian members of the SPLA on that fabled and fictional “accidental” airplane tragedy.

I can hear it now—the two engines of a new plane suddenly stopping cold in mid-flight.

I believe that Papa John Garang, one of the true angels in heaven, can hear it as well.

I believe that all human beings who love and value “love itself” can hear it.

I believe that our new American President, Barack Obama, will be able hear it—when I get through pestering him.

And I am damn sure that my Comrades in the great and honorable nation of ISRAEL heard it, and that they know I am telling the truth, and that the time is inching ever-nearer that Israel and New Kush, the South Sudan, must come together as “sharers of a common enemy” to fight against this chronic Arab Muslim Imperialism that is like a disease throughout Africa, throughout the Middle East and throughout the innocent vaginas of young mutilated girls everywhere.

Word has come that my own assassination is being planned.


I fear not.

So to you White Arabs in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Palestine who continue to threaten my life and threaten the lives of my young sons—all that I offer you is one gigantic yawn.

I fear no trash fish in a pond.

I am the daughter of Harith Bin Farouk.  I fear nobody!

I am the daughter of Harith Bin Farouk.  Him who you

murdered and blamed it on Allah.


Like a foaming-mouthed dog . . . you sick Sheik Omar Bakri on me.

You invoke Bin Laden’s “jaib” to curse and defame me, but I am not impressed from Osama’s loins.  Many men have fucked me after Osama.  I am not impressed!  He rots in a cave!  

Your robes, beards and very flesh are like piss in a mosque hole to me.

I see you motherfuckers dead, and in the name of all African mothers everywhere . . . in the name of all children with black skin and true African names, true African eyes . . . I will use every day of my life to work against you, to plot against you, to rise up a new nation of Black Kings who will surely support authentic justice and equality, authentic love, brotherhood and love of God—not Islam.

A true God, one that respects women and children and recognizes the fact that the oldest religion on this earth is my black pussy—not Islam.

I am made in Washington, D.C. now and wrote a poem that says:

America is my husband now/

And he is Good to me!

America is my husband now/

And he is Good to me!

This is how African mothers will finally crush you.

The Arab Muslim Imperialist Empire is coming down!

You murdered Deng Ajak.

In the name of all humanity, Our Mother—the goddess Sudan. 

You are coming down!

If Allah is wise, then he will get some new members—because

you Arab Muslim trash cannibals are coming down!

You are coming down

You are coming down

You are coming down

Your empire is dead!

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Poem for Deng Ajak                 By Kola Boof

Though many are named Deng Ajak

—there is only one Deng Ajak.

He is all of us. All who come from the Nile All whose songs can lift up Papa’s Cow—blessed in village Twic by Sun All wise ones Those born and yet to be born —not named by America Dinka man, Dinka Name  We who speak the language of cattle

(You are seeing) (You are seeing more) (You are seeing Village Twic, Sudan) (You are seeing fresh new bread) (You are seeing Dinka Woman) You, the human You are saying: These are not my tears This is not my bitter mouth The gun in my hand is not defeat

I am a woman…

For like all African men He shall rise through me again

For like all African men He shall rise through me again

(You are seeing) This is not defeat. You are rising. You are Deng Ajak.

You never die!

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The Assassination of Dominic Dim Deng

                                               By Kola Boof

His two wives are still (flying)

they dare speak of Riek Machar’s mouth, they float above wreckage/ hearing the lies from . . . Bashir’s lips they describe the aging on Turabi’s throat, the aging throat that moans like a horn

Come children, they call:

remove these robes.

His two wives—they are still in the sky

They are now the Queens of Khartoum Chol, Chol and Chol their clean black feet like coal blessing the peaceful blue reunion They are not Muslims.  They are Angels.

to reveal the lie the great lie  that has escaped the burning tomb and cannot reach them in the clouds, cannot fly high enough cannot sustain the sun and moon cannot sustain your broken winged bird 

In death/they are singing: Arab wood on Khartoum steps —Oh Satan Chair Wooden coin in Khartoum fountains —Oh Satan Chair Chair of Satan Planning Palm of deceit and green water Master of every wretched evil


planner of fire in the sky to deny our hearts Garang to deny our children freedom

Oh Satan Chair made of Arab wood —how long will this world wink against God?

I am floating I am all in blue heaven I am not dead/let the believers know it That I died and yet . . . I am not dead. Let the believers know it! Let the believers know it! that I am all in blue skies that I am floating that I am not dead

Let the children see clearly Chol, chol and Chol My beautiful black feet Feet that are blacker and cleaner than sparkling clean water

That I am alive. 

That I am singing and that I am asking Khartoum

—Oh Satan Chair  

That my God is watching you. That my God is hearing you. That someday with age . . .with Age will come change.

That someday

Your lies will not fly.

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Sudan Commander Deng Ajak Atak Killed in Plane Crash

Deng Ajak Atak, one of Sudan’s great war heroes as well as General Director of the Kush Institution and a founding coordinator of the SSPP, was killed in a plane crash outside Rumbek Sudan on Sunday.

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 8, 2008 — A plane chartered on Sunday from South Sudan’s Al-Tawasul Airline crashed at a spot near Rumbek, resulting in the death of SPLA military hero and anti-genoicde/anti-slavery activist, Deng Ajak. Mr. Ajak was General Director of the Kush Institution, and along with founder B.F. Bankie, one of the Global Coordinators of Sudan Sensitization Peace Project, The SSPP.

Officials of the SSPP, President Francis Bok, National Chairwoman Kola Boof and founder B.F. Bankie said of Deng Ajak from New York–“He wanted honesty and transparency in public affairs. He was not liked by Khartoum because of his ideas, but in time he would have influenced positive change at the top. He greatly wanted SSPP to succede and he was committed to exposing those responsible for genocide in Darfur and the atrocities in South Sudan.” Others killed in the accident are SPLA Affairs Minister, Dominic Dim Deng and his family, GoSS Presidential Advisor, Dr. Justin Yac Arop, his wife and two of his children, in addition to 18 SPLA officers and two of the plane’s crew. Less than an hour after the crash, GoSS official, Dr. Riek Machar, dismissed any sabotage or plot attempts as a result of the fierce competition in the base conferences, adding that a team has been formed to investigate the crash.

For his part, GoSS Minister for Presidential Affairs, Dr. Luka Biong, said the Government of the South will go into a three-day state of mourning considering that the delegation was on a national mission, reiterating that an investigation will be conducted on the incident. Many in South Sudan and the Darfur region, however, are insisting that this crash was a deliberate “mass assassination” by the North Arab Khartoum government and that the similarity to John Garang’s plane crash are not mere coincidence.                                                                                                                                              Informed sources further told the media that among the plane’s victims were Dominic’s two wives and some top-ranking SPLA officers, including John Malut and Kuon Duk, intimating that the plane, which is new, was not in good condition and has not been insured.

Questions about this Press Release can be answered by the SSPP in Juba, Sudan at telephone exchange: 011-249-126-193-715

Source: PRWEB

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For more about Kola Boof and the SSPP, please visit the following websites.

Kola Boof

Plane Crash In Sudan

Kola Boof Poem Honoring Ward Churchill

Kola Boof Poem for Deng Ajak

MSNBC Interview with Kola Boof

Documentary about Kola Boof

Kola Boof and Osama Bin Laden

Kola Boof Schomburg

Kola Boof Event Calendar

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The Kush Institution 

By Staff Writer, 9th May 2008

The Kush Institution was established in accordance with the provisions of Article 146,41(1) (b) and 41(2)(a) of the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan 2005, by Act of the Legislative Assembly of Southern Sudan in its final session of the year 2007. It was operationalized by the signature of President of the Government of Southern Sudan, H E Salva Kiir on the 23rd January 2008. It operates within the Presidency of the Government of Southern Sudan.

The Kush Institution was the brainchild of its founding Director General, the late Deng Ajak, who perished in the plane crash on Friday the 2nd May 2008. Others, over the years participated in the Institution. Chika Maduke-Ike worked with Deng Ajak from 1996, in London, UK, in the Kush Institution, which Deng Ajak operated in London. She continued with the Kush Institution, when Deng Ajak moved to Nairobi, Kenya. Bankie

Forster Bankie and Bul Deng worked with the late Deng Ajak in the Kush Institution office in Juba, after the Institution was established by law.

H.E. The President of the Government of Southern Sudan is the Patron and Chair of the Governing Council of The Kush Institution. The Act provides for the Head Office to be located in Southern Sudan. The structure of the Institution is constituted by the Governing Council, the Policy Studies Council, the Specialized Research Centres, Units and Programmes, as well as Branches and Local Offices of the Institution.

The Kush Institution has three areas of concern—the Sudanese, the African and global interests. It was named Kush, in order to safeguard the ancient history of the Sudanese civilization known as Kush. The Institution does strategic policy research and analysis. It is engaged in social policy formulation and policy research. It may establish Research Centers of Excellence. It provides consultancy services and works anywhere in the world.

The Kush Institution is guided by the spirit of the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan.  Kush is to:

Advance the cause of liberty, creativity, ingenuity, originality, innovation, critical thought and the pursuit of excellence in research activities, along with deepening the sentiments of trust, confidence and good faith within and between members of society.

The Kush Instituition is also to celebtate, promote, protect and be inspired by the ancient civilizations, historical and continuing contributions, cultures and heritage of the people of Southern Sudan, ‘while being committed to the enduring values, principles and requirements of human development and security’. The institution promotes science and technology, structural systems of thought, the noble spirit of selflessness, sacrifice as well as academic and research freedoms.

For the realization of these, Kush Institution is to collect information, organize conferences, publish and appoint researchers. Towards these the Institution is funded by the Government of Southern Sudan. It raises donations, subscriptions and may receive assets.

The Late Deng Ajak was the Global Co-ordinator of the Sudan Sensitization Peace Project (SSPP), which is in its formative stages, with networks in North America, the European Union and Africa, which develops international solidarity and a focus on Southern Sudan, the marginalized of Sudan and the root causes of the conflicts that afflict Sudan.

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02_My_Story,_My_Song.mp3 (24503 KB)

(Kalamu reading “My Story, My Song”

Featuring blues guitarist Walter Wolfman Washington)

Audio: My Story, My Song (Featuring blues guitarist Walter Wolfman Washington)

 Parable of the Cellphone (Marvin X)

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Alek: My Life from Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel

By Alek Wek

“When I cleaned toilets, I only saw it as work to give me the means to achieve my goals. Of course I hated it,” the Sudanese supermodel exclaimed. “Waking up at 4 a.m. when it’s freezing cold is not easy, followed by Uni, coursework and my evening baby-sitting job, but it made me disciplined and gave me a huge sense of self-appreciation.”

Born the seventh of nine children Alek, meaning ‘black-spotted cow’ (one of Sudan’s most treasured cows, which represents good luck), never dreamt of becoming a model. Both in her motherland, where she was considered to be inferior due to her Dinka tribe (dubbed as ‘zurqa’, meaning dirty black) and again in Britain when she arrived in 1991, she faced hostility.—Jamaica-Gleaner

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Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America

By Melissa V. Harris-Perry

According to the author, this society has historically exerted considerable pressure on black females to fit into one of a handful of stereotypes, primarily, the Mammy, the Matriarch or the Jezebel.  The selfless Mammy’s behavior is marked by a slavish devotion to white folks’ domestic concerns, often at the expense of those of her own family’s needs. By contrast, the relatively-hedonistic Jezebel is a sexually-insatiable temptress. And the Matriarch is generally thought of as an emasculating figure who denigrates black men, ala the characters Sapphire and Aunt Esther on the television shows Amos and Andy and Sanford and Son, respectively.     

Professor Perry points out how the propagation of these harmful myths have served the mainstream culture well. For instance, the Mammy suggests that it is almost second nature for black females to feel a maternal instinct towards Caucasian babies.

As for the source of the Jezebel, black women had no control over their own bodies during slavery given that they were being auctioned off and bred to maximize profits. Nonetheless, it was in the interest of plantation owners to propagate the lie that sisters were sluts inclined to mate indiscriminately.

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Sex at the Margins

Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry

By Laura María Agustín

This book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work, that migrants who sell sex are passive victims and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín makes a passionate case against these stereotypes, arguing that the label ‘trafficked’ does not accurately describe migrants’ lives and that the ‘rescue industry’ serves to disempower them. Based on extensive research amongst both migrants who sell sex and social helpers, Sex at the Margins provides a radically different analysis. Frequently, says Agustin, migrants make rational choices to travel and work in the sex industry, and although they are treated like a marginalised group they form part of the dynamic global economy. Both powerful and controversial, this book is essential reading for all those who want to understand the increasingly important relationship between sex markets, migration and the desire for social justice.

“Sex at the Margins rips apart distinctions between migrants, service work and sexual labour and reveals the utter complexity of the contemporary sex industry. This book is set to be a trailblazer in the study of sexuality.“—Lisa Adkins, University of London

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Predator Nation

Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America

By Charles H. Ferguson

If you’re smart and a hard worker, but your parents aren’t rich, you’re now better off being born in Munich, Germany or in Singapore than in Cleveland, Ohio or New York. This radical shift did not happen by accident.  Ferguson shows how, since the Reagan administration in the 1980s, both major political parties have become captives of the moneyed elite.  It was the Clinton administration that dismantled the regulatory controls that protected the average citizen from avaricious financiers.  It was the Bush team that destroyed the federal revenue base with its grotesquely skewed tax cuts for the rich. And it is the Obama White House that has allowed financial criminals to continue to operate unchecked, even after supposed “reforms” installed after the collapse of 2008. Predator Nation reveals how once-revered figures like Alan Greenspan and Larry Summers became mere courtiers to the elite.

Based on many newly released court filings, it details the extent of the crimes—there is no other word—committed in the frenzied chase for wealth that caused the financial crisis.  And, finally, it lays out a plan of action for how we might take back our country and the American dream.—Read Chapter 1

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The Gardens of Democracy: A New American Story

of Citizenship, the Economy, and the Role of Government

By Eric Liu and Nick Hanaper

American democracy is informed by the 18th century’s most cutting edge thinking on society, economics, and government. We’ve learned some things in the intervening 230 years about self interest, social behaviors, and how the world works. Now, authors Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer argue that some fundamental assumptions about citizenship, society, economics, and government need updating. For many years the dominant metaphor for understanding markets and government has been the machine. Liu and Hanauer view democracy not as a machine, but as a garden. A successful garden functions according to the inexorable tendencies of nature, but it also requires goals, regular tending, and an understanding of connected ecosystems. The latest ideas from science, social science, and economics—the cutting-edge ideas of today—generate these simple but revolutionary ideas: The economy is not an efficient machine.

It’s an effective garden that need tending. Freedom is responsibility. Government should be about the big what and the little how. True self interest is mutual interest. We’re all better off when we’re all better off. The model of citizenship depends on contagious behavior, hence positive behavior begets positive behavior.

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The White Masters of the World

From The World and Africa, 1965

By W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois’ Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization (Fletcher)

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