Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Author of Friday Black
Monday, October 29
3:00pm at Marano Campus Center Auditorium – SUNY Oswego
6:00pm at the river’s end bookstore
A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice, Friday Black is a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it's like to be young and black in America.
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is from Spring Valley, New York. He graduated from SUNY Albany and went on to receive his MFA from Syracuse University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous publications, including Guernica, Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing, Printer's Row, Gravel, and The Breakwater Review, where he was selected by ZZ Packer as the winner of the 2nd Annual Breakwater Review Fiction Contest. Friday Black is his first book.
“An excitement and a wonder: strange, crazed, urgent and funny...The wildly talented Adjei-Brenyah has made these edgy tales immensely charming, via his resolute, heartful, immensely likeable narrators, capable of seeing the world as blessed and cursed at once.”
“This book is dark and captivating and essential...A c
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