With vivacious prose, a sense of humor sharp like a shard of glass, and a wicked command of the ironies of life, Blackass is a revelation.A. Igoni Barrett's debut novel takes Kafka's Metamorphosis on a tour of contemporary race, gender, and identity politics, and then hurls it through the meat grinder of post-colonial Nigeria and post-modern storytelling. Smart, funny, daring, perceptive, Blackass is one of the breakout books of the year.
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 1st, 2016