Heads of the colored people / Nafissa Thompson-Spires.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2018.
ISBN: 9781781090633 (hbk.) :
In this crackling debut collection Nafissa Thompson-Spires interrogates our supposedly post-racial era. To wicked and devastating effect she exposes the violence, both external and self-inflicted, that threatens black Americans, no matter their apparent success. A teenager is insidiously bullied as her YouTube following soars; an assistant professor finds himself losing a subtle war of attrition against his office mate; a nurse is worn down by the demand for her skills as a funeral singer. And across a series of stories, a young woman grows up, negotiating and renegotiating her identity.
224 pages ; 23 cm
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