Heads Of The Colored People

Author: Nafissa Thompson-Spires
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  • : $26.00(NZD)
  • : 9781784706586
  • : penguin random house
  • : Arrow
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  • : August 2019
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  • : Nafissa Thompson-Spires
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  • : Paperback
  • : 1908
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  • : English
  • : 813.6
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  • : 160
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'Makes you shake your head in delight... Her stories feel simultaneously like the poke of a stick and a comforting balm; a smack followed by a kiss. I'm so into it' Bim Adewunmi, Guardian

Heads of the Colored People interrogates our supposedly post-racial era to wicked and devastating effect, exposing the violence 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 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.

This electric collection of short stories marks the arrival of a remarkable writer and an urgent new voice.