Jane L Ades
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- By: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
- Narrated by: Corey Allen, Carra Patterson
- Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it's like to be young and black in America.
An Authentic Magical Realist Masterpiece
- By Scott C. Alexander on 12-07-18
More than violent
I had read that this book if short stories contained a lot of violence, and I tolerate violence well. But these stories for the most part took on a futuristic and absurd lens so that people were eviscerated and their lives seemed meaningless. The first 2/3 were manageable, not so the last.
I hope I don't sound ignorant as a white reader-i have read reviews where these haunted stories evoke a black experience that is surreal in its gruesomeness-and I can recognize this quality in many of the stories, however, for me, it rendered life as too horrific to even imagine. Perhaps that's the point.
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