Sapphire

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Name
Sapphire Gender: F
Ramona Lofton
born on 4 August 1950 at 17:20 (= 5:20 PM )
Place Fort Ord, California, 36n38, 121w46
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Viktor
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°01' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 03°06 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 27°38'



Sapphire
photo: Ryan from Canada, license cc-by-sa-2.0

Biography

American author and performance poet.

Her first novel, "Push," published in 1996, 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."

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.

Like her character Precious, Sapphire herself was sexually abused, at the age of eight, by her own father, a US army sergeant.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 11 June 1996 (Debut novel, "Push")
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 15 January 2009 ("Precious," film based on her novel)
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Source Notes

From Sapphire's B.C.

Birth certificate in hand from Viktor E. The printed designation of AM or PM is a bit smudged; it could look like PM.

Categories

  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Rape/ Sex crime victim
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet