In 2011, Bula published her first book, Sand Nigga. Sand Nigga can be purchased on AuthorHouse and Amazon, as well as at other major book retailers. Sand Nigga is a fictional collection of short stories, poems, unsent letters, and confessions written by a man and a woman over the course of 1 year. In the introduction, Bula dedicates the book with the words: To all the artists.
Bula's heartfelt writing is captivating, humorous, frank, subtle, and courageous. The source of the book's title, is revealed in Story 6. The book's title story is a sharply poignant tale, which addresses imposed racism by older generations upon their unwilling and younger counterparts. In the story God Within, Bula's finely tuned ear for combining irony and humor with compassion is very telling, as story's protagonist asks the reader a series of questions and poses a seemingly radical scenario to allow for an imaginative adventure through America. Unsent Letters and Confessions take the reader on a journey through the comedic adventures of life, loves, losses, and triumphs.
With each story, Bula creates believable and honest experiences in ordinary situations, which become extraordinary. The range of her talent and imagination is broad and yet focused. She has the unique ability to artistically create the worlds of the immigrant and the native, the man and the woman, the priest and the sermon, and the trillion-dollar corporations who seemingly rule the world.
Sand Nigga is an incredible and impinging book. It is meant to uplift the human spirit by reminding us that we are so much more than our bodies - that we are infinite spiritual beings.
Below are some excerpts from Sand Nigga.