Heads of the Colored People

Heads of the Colored People

Stories

Downloadable Audiobook - 2018
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A stunning new talent in literary fiction, Nafissa Thompson-Spires grapples with black identity and the contemporary middle class in these compelling, boundary-pushing vignettes. Each captivating story plunges headfirst into the lives of new, utterly original characters. Some are darkly humorous-from two mothers exchanging snide remarks through notes in their kids' backpacks, to the young girl contemplating how best to notify her Facebook friends of her impending suicide-while others are devastatingly poignant-a new mother and funeral singer who is driven to madness with grief for the young black boys who have fallen victim to gun violence, or the teen who struggles between her upper middle class upbringing and her desire to fully connect with black culture. Thompson-Spires fearlessly shines a light on the simmering tensions and precariousness of black citizenship. Her stories are exquisitely rendered, satirical, and captivating in turn, engaging in the ongoing conversations about race and identity politics, as well as the vulnerability of the black body. Boldly resisting categorization and easy answers, Nafissa Thompson-Spires is an original and necessary voice in contemporary fiction.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HighBridge, 2018
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781684413713
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
digital,digital recording
audio file
Additional Contributors: Ojo, Adenrele
OverDrive, Inc

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