Blackass: A Novel

  • 273 pages
  • English
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Blackass: A Novel

⍸ my $0.00 Blackass: A Novel ⢄ Ebook Author A Igoni Barrett ⣧ One of Buzzfeeds Most Exciting Books of 2016 In a sharp twist on Kafkas Metamorphosis, Barretts novel opens with the protagonist waking up one morning in Lagos to realize hes been transformedinto a white man A searing, provocative satire ensues Huffington Post, 32 New Books to Add To Your Shelf in 2016 Barretts dizzying tragicomic odyssey paints a vivid portrait of the social and economic complexities of a modern megacity The MillionsBrilliant Blackass is an insightful commentary on race, identity, and modern day Nigeria Buzzfeed In Blackass Lagos functions as another character in the book, a fascinating and chaotic megacity populated by people trying to move up in the world Barretts debut novel is an original take on both metamorphosis and The Metamorphosis Publishers Weekly Blackass further establishes Barrett as an important voice in African fiction BooklistA Igoni Barretts Blackass makes a powerful statement Vanity FairA Igoni Barretts stunning debut novel, Blackass, provokes laughter, tears, guilt, and rage as it plumbs the depths of racist and sexist attitudes Barretts fresh and irreverent voice demands to be heardnot only via his creative first novel, Blackass, but, one hopes, again and again, as this exciting young author spins new tales to awaken the conscience through biting social commentary made palatable by humor Foreword ReviewsVery funny, very fierce Barrett conveys life in contemporary Lagos with sharp social insight and a searing examination of the prejudices that rule the modern world Travel LeisureBarretts prose is consistently entertaining Readers in search of an incisive observer of contemporary life will find one in Barrett Kirkus Reviews Blackasss magical realism allows Barrett to probe societys continuing bias toward whiteness, both explicit and covert its allegorical ending proves that the writers two acclaimed short story collections didnt come close to exhausting his talent WiredWith this hilarious, nail pointed satire, a devastating social parable brimming with humanity and heart, Barrett joins the ranks of the great tricksters Alain Mabanckou, Joseph Heller, and Charles Johnson.Marlon James Blackass is a novel of hallucinatory brilliance a reworking of Kafkas Metamorphosis that feels as unbearably real to us today as the original did in its time Very few novels have ever come this close to capturing how we inhabit our racial selves, and the mingled terror and fascination we feel at the idea of inhabiting another body Its a light, fleet flooted, playful, thoroughly enjoyable book, but be careful it will scorch your fingers and singe your eyelashes.Jess Row, author of Your Face in Mine Barretts writing is alive the images, the characters, their movements, their mannerismseverythingso visual, I felt as if I were walking the same streets as Furo, navigating Lagos alongside him But dont let the Lagos setting fool you This novel is full of universal sociocultural truths that extend far beyond its Nigerian setting The best thing about it The lightheartedness of the writing the captivating sense of humor But Blackass is also a serious book, the best kind of serious Honest and unflinching, it is a political satire that invites us to rethink the way our world works.Chinelo Okparanta, author of Happiness, Like WaterI spent one of the best afternoons in recent memory on the brink of tears and about to bolt from my seat in anxious laughter reading Blackass A triumph for Nigeria, and for Nigeria in the world.Binyavanga WainainaA dazzling first novel by one of Africas best young writers The Times UK An inventive and playful take on power and identity in modern Nigeria The Irish TimesA Igoni Barrettis the author of Love Is Power, or Something Like That.He is the recipient of a Chinua Achebe Center Fellowship, a Norman Mailer Center Fellowship, and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency He lives in Nigeria. Blackass by A Igoni Barrett Goodreads There are several ways to read Blackass as a satirical novel about decolonization contemporary that maps modern Lagos and, extension, Nigeria Graywolf Press Novel s is fierce comic satire touches on everything from race social media while at the same time Paperback Books Books We have seen transformation handled masterfully in literature, and Blackass, with its black, Nigerian protagonist waking up body of white man Wikipedia author It was released United Kingdom , States Customer reviews Novel Find helpful customer review ratings for Read honest unbiased product our users on Ebook written this book using Google Play app your PC, android, iOS devices Download offline reading A Quotes Author Blackass quotes Barrett, likes Like No one asks be born, black or any colour between, An In new long, bizarre riff Kafka Metamorphosis, transplanted Copperfield s man, immediately cocktail of I n debut novel, main character, year old Lagosian Furo Wariboko, wakes ordinary morning LaterAbout Fiction Advocate At Advocate mission integrate transformative literature into everyday life do championing innovative fiction, dynamic criticism, List writers Chris Abani born novelist, playwright poet Chinua Achebe critic Catherine Obianuju Acholonu academic New African Writers You Should Should Tahar Ben Jelloun, Yaa Gyasi, many Port Harcourt Wikipdia Sur les autres projets Wikimedia Authors Fresh Fiction Fierce characters, steamy chemistry, twists you won t see coming Ecrivains en rsidence Fondation Jan Ecrivains Quelques mots sur crivains la Jan Michalski au cours de l anne DS LE MOIS DE FVRIER Submit Electric Literature Literature periodically accepts submissions short stories, essays, poetry, comics Guidelines these categories, well other AGNI Online Boston University AGNI Year The links below take an index all fiction published each given Best Travel Leisure With start year, Leisure looks ahead best books out will inspire wanderlust These titles carry off Nigerians This list living person needs additional citations verification Please help adding reliable sources Contentious material persons Blackass: A Novel

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