Heads of the Colored People
Author(s): Nafissa Thompson-Spires
'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.
- : 9781784706586
- : Penguin Random House
- : Arrow
- : August 2019
- : ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.9'units:- Centimeters
- : books
- : Nafissa Thompson-Spires
- : Paperback
- : 1908
- : English
- : 813.6
- : 160