Episode 31 - Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

December 7, 2018

                                                                          Photo Credit: Limitless Imprint Entertainment

 

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's short story collection, Friday Black, left me shook, y'all. 

 

By now you're probably heard the hype about it. I had heard it, too, and wondered if his debut collection would live up to, and it definitely did.

 

From the very first page, this collection grabbed me by the throat and wouldn't let go. If you like dark, speculative fiction, this is for you. If you like satire, this is for you. If you like edgy humor, this is for you.

 

This collection tackles a lot of the big issues of our time including racism, commercialism, school violence and abortion in surprising ways that will leave you with a lot to think about. 

 

I recently interviewed Nana about his work during the Miami Book Fair.

 

Interview Highlights:

 

Nana reveals...

 

- How his time spent working in retail influenced his work

- Why he choose a weapon other than a gun for one his stories about a hate crime

- How he was influenced by an Alice Walker novel

 

Click here to listen to the podcast.

 

We'll send you a free, signed copy of Friday Black to the first listener to tell us the first adult novel that really resonated with Nana. You can tweet us the answer @ReadMorePodcast or write it on our Facebook page.

 

If you have won a ReadMore giveaway in the last 90 days, you're ineligible. If you and I ever performed in a community theater production in Clayton, you're probably ineligible. ReadMore does not have a friends and family plan. But we'll always have that old, haunted auditorium. 

 

Click here to purchase the book. When you buy using this link, you support the author and the production of the show. 

 

UPDATE: On 12/9, @BantuBookReview reached out to us on Twitter with the correct answers to win a free, signed copy of Friday Black.

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