For January’s book club we're reading Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. To join book club you just read the book and show up. If you'd like to be added to our book club mailing list you can sign up here.
About Friday Black:
“An excitement and a wonder: strange, crazed, urgent and funny.” —George Saunders
“An unbelievable debut, one that announces a new and necessary American voice.” —Tommy Orange, New York Times Book Review
These stories explore the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world. In “The Finkelstein Five,” Adjei-Brenyah gives us an unforgettable reckoning of the brutal prejudice of our justice system. In “Zimmer Land,” we see a far-too-easy-to-believe imagining of racism as sport. And “Friday Black” and “How to Sell a Jacket as Told by Ice King” show the horrors of consumerism and the toll it takes on us all.
Entirely fresh in its style and perspective, and sure to appeal to fans of Colson Whitehead, Marlon James, and George Saunders, Friday Black confronts readers with a complicated, insistent, wrenching chorus of emotions, the final note of which, remarkably, is hope.