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Dead Season eEach other like themployees aggressing Find You And You Find Everything each other to get highest sales which ultimately mostly benefits the owners Insert longxplanation about surplus labor as theft and then make this a metaphor for white society oppressing black society and suddenly these stories shine out This is how the powerful retain their power Those without power vastly outnumber those with and could take it if they organized but those with power are Stripped Down Dangerous 2 ensuring they are too tired too hungry too poor too angry and too pitted againstach other for that to A Voice Within ever happenven though I m being true they d say I was being Soviet Marxism emotional and it was clouding my truth Another major uestion asked is if they are using this virtual reality technology irresponsibly Much like in our current lives where we are still discovering how internet technology and social media has changed society such as reports about how bullying has become worse when the bullying can continue at any moment through social media and teen suicide rates are rising have we as humans failed in using our own technology responsibly The story The Era depicts a dystopian society where people areither clear born how we are now or have pre birth where geneticists create a ideal human Naturally there becomes a massive class divide between the two and as society gears towards the idea of the ideal we see it also means cutting off basic 3 The Heroic Legend Of Arslan Book 3 empathy A teacher applauds a student for insulting another saying Back before the Turn Scotty might not have been honestand Samantha would go on thinking he thought what she said was smart Even the narrator s parents bluntly admit he is a mistake and they didn t want him because honesty andmpathy have become a sign of weakness Without love central to how we interact what sort of world are we buildingNana Kwame Adjei Brenyah has created an Mimar Koca Sinan extraordinary collection of stories that will cut right through you andxpose the ways we gas light ourselves into allowing the horrors of the world to continue Also this book has some of the most amazing cover art I ve Herries Ashford And Robinson Taster Collection 201411 Rescued By The Viscount The Rakes Bargain The Wrong Cowboy ever seen Looking at racism violence and then way a capitalist culture upholds itself through oppression of those beneath them There is something forveryone in here ghosts time looping dystopia humor zombies retail hell and Its a book you ll want to have a drink on hand for and it pairs uite nicely with the film Sorry to Bother You which xplores a lot of the same themes and resonates with a similar humorously absurdist strength This is a book where people are crying out for help yelling please stop please understand and those with social capital are distorting the world to turn away from those in need This is not a comfortable book to read but it might be one we all need Even the apocalypse isn t the nd That you could only know when you re standing before a light so bright it obliterates you And if you are alone posed like a dancer when it comes you feel silly and scared And if you are with your family or anyone at all when it comes you feel silly and scared but at least not alone FRIDAY BLACK is hard to Harmoney explain The best I can do is say that it s like if BLACK MIRROR imagined a future based on the growing horrors of racism violence and capitalism rather than the growing horrors of technology This collection of stories does what reallyxcellent sci fi does and xplores the present through the future And yet I feel like I m still underselling it I haven t uite made it clear just how reading this book is kind of like probing at a raw wound with a knife I had to put it down a few times just to give myself some space Reading than one story at a time is an impressive feat of mental strength This author is one to watch Nana Kwame Adjei Brenyah proves he is a star by beginning a literary career with this charged story collectionThe commentary on capitalism consumerism alone is worth your time Whether it s the subtle commentary through trademark symbols on select items the characters from several stories use most notably the drugs from The Era or the larger things such as mall patrons literally killing ach other to get the best Black Friday sales in the A Tour In Scotland And Voyage To The Hebrides eponymous Friday BlackI saw a little of my old self in the character IceKing who narrates Friday Black How to Sell a Jacket as Told by IceKing IceKing is a charismatic cockymployee of a clothing store who sells his ass off and is really convinced that if he wasn t around to save the day that his place of The Autobiography employment would potentially suffer As if he isn t as disposable as anyonelse regardless of your stats or the amount of pepperoni pizza your District Manager will treat you toThe commentary on race through the clearly Song of Solomon inspired intro The Finkelstein 5 has garnered high praise in many circles but my personal preference and perhaps the best story in the collection was Zimmer Land I really appreciate the conversation I feel Zimmer Land wants us to have around the packaging selling consumption of Black and Brown painThere has been several times when I ve seen this collection compared to Black Mirror I suppose now is the time for me to give that a watch While I m doing that I ll be patiently awaiting Nana Kwame Adjei Brenyah s next project You are supreme and infinite Humanity has been uite strange right from the outbreak of civilization It is so full of darkness that if time takes reverse turn and our forefathers look at us they would be taken #aback by its sheer degeneracy humanity has become so inhumane in itself that they would volve #by its sheer degeneracy humanity has become so inhumane in itself that they would volve into lower beings from horror so that The Jesus Prayer earth or rather universe might be saved The most civilized beings who are ironically us who think that we are supreme and infinite who are so mad after power which may come through religion oppression suppression that we have become blind to see that it would ruin us the humanityventually Human beings have devised so many ways and means to control the organic flow of life that there had been Numerous Scars Which Had Stained Humanity Over The Age Of scars which had stained humanity over the age of we would be ashamed and abashed to face our FUTURE GENERATIONS IF THERE WOULD BE generations if there would be Some of these scars the book deals with may be said to be as racial injustice class struggles violence profiling war misogyny genocide We have created issues which seem illogical right from the word go however our The Sea Wolf entirexistence keeps on struggling to cope up with these issues Racism in all of its forms remains a massive cause of discrimination indignity and lack of Stoicism In Early Christianity euality for millions of people in the world today Addressing racism in the world today reuires understanding how human rights are violated by racial ideologies in addition to discriminatory acts It is so ingrained in us that sometimes we don tven realize it that we are racist And racism is not restricted to western civilization as some believe the colonial culture has propagated into those too who had been oppressed Every time such incidents in which a race is declared superior to others leave a bad taste in your mouth in fact there are some nlightened people who ve written about gene supremacy We also need to understand that racism is not just limited to social discrimination or apartheid with this comes the conomic judicial Diagnosis And Treatment Of Dissociative Disorders existential prejudice too In fact thentire life of some people becomes just an General And Industrial Management existential struggle due to it and oftener than notnd up in crisis The violence which comes as an underlined impact of racism shows its gravity and the Selections From Edmond And Jules De Goncourt extent to which it may affect those who are at receivingnds The uniue feature of racist violence is that it has a ripple ffect not only does the individual have to deal with the hurt and isolation but veryone who shares that person s identity becomes a potential target This community then has a shared fear that they are vulnerable to harassment and violence because of their identity We have seen off late that people don t get much concerned on hearing news or incidents of heinous crimes based upon racism since we have become so immune to adversaries of life that no injustice boils our soul any and it s dangerous trend as we are becoming accomplice to such grave crimes though unknowingly but certainly unactedI generally do not read new authors for I m uite selective reader as perhaps I m afraid of bad xperience a book might leave you with I got inspired from the review of my Goodreads s friend Spenkivich s superb review I immediately decided to buy the book and take a dig at it Friday Black brings forth a new but a sharp witty and pleasantly surprising voice to the world literature the voice which is sharp like razor and can cut deep into your consciousness Friday Black is as intellectually hefty as fiction can get In these twelve stories Adjei Brenyah turns over ideas about racism about classism and capitalism about the apocalypse and most of all about the corrosive power of belief His work is fiercely spikily funny And no matter how supernatural his stories get how speculative his fiction is ach one of them talks about the world as we know it The Grassroots Leaders For A New Economy excitement it brings with itself wrapped underneath it the furious witty captivatingly dark but uintessential study of humanity in a dystopian world where violence is used as resort to make way through the vagaries of life The stories come as a dark revelation to the reader as they are immensely charming butdgy and insightful but brutally honest narrated through believable but frightening narrators These striking stories set in twisted prosaic settings Afterlife With Archie 8 explore themes surrounding black identity as it relates to a range of contemporary social issues As you pick up the book you are thrown into muck of savagery which is swathed in the fabric of racism which takes you through the hell the Inferno in which brutal violence shudder your notions of a civilized society and you are forced to contemplate about yourself the humanity Men of particular race or color are killed in the name or rather joke of self defense and the murderer has been acuitted You are filled with utter disgust which traverse through the painful track to your stomach the repulsion it creates inside you is not something you may digest for how can assimilate something which is part of you The abhorrence you feel cut deep in your heart and a vomit of unendurable aversion wants to spew out from your mouth but you want to hold it back due to your utter shame Tears come to the very brim of youryes you want to cry but you are not strong Atlanta Heat Tempting Seals 6 enough to stand your own humiliation such clump of darkness you have become You are taken through dystopic muck and before landing you in a transcendent spiritual place Some of the stories such as The Era are bittersweet satire on the impact of racism An instinctive and unlearned person may that these are petty issues but the book does not talk to such man The story is set in a dystopian futuristic world. Shared purgatory and an author sells his soul to a many tongued godAdjei Brenyah's writing will grab you haunt younrage and invigorate you By placing ordinary characters in xtraordinary situations Adjei Brenyah reveals the vi. Fierce and invigorating the stories in Friday Black demand attention like a slap in the face This collection inhabits the borderlands between genres to borrow a term from Michael Chabon sort of literary sci fi fantasy horror maybe all of the above at the same time In one story it s hard to tell in a deliberate clever way whether the backdrop is a zombie infested post apocalyptic wasteland or just an ordinary shopping mall Another takes a Groundhog Day scenario to violent xtremes asking how would people really behave if there were zero conseuences The Tammy Wynette Southern Cookbook every daynding with a reset Contemporary issues like race or rampant consumerism are Poems Prose Amp Short Stories explored in surreal andor futuristic settingsThe blend of satire cultural commentary and high concept genrentertainment that Adjei Brenyah Mindscapes employs here brings to mind TV anthology series Black Mirror or the film Get Out It s a style perfectly suited to the short story formatach one is a uick sharp jab that leaves behind a powerful impression uite disproportionate to the time it takes to read There are no dull moments here and while a few of the stories were stand outs the whole collection is consistently great 45 stars rounded up for sheer gutsiness ASTONISHING Real Rating 475 of fiveThe Publisher Says In the stories of Adjei Brenyah s debut an amusement park lets players Lateral Dna Transfer enter augmented reality to hunt terrorists or Every inch of my black skin painted the maroon of life If I had to write a book on morality author andxistentialist Albert Camus once wrote in his notebooks it would have a hundred pages and ninety nine would be blank On the last page I should write I recognize only one duty and that is to love It seems so simple to love and to be loved and one can look to the beauty and love in the world and feel hope but yet far too often we look about and see the absence of love creeping its way like a shadow at dusk through human interactions Racial injustice class struggles violence profiling war misogyny genocide all theses and feast on the absence of love and fear monger love away in order to attain power Nana Kwame Adjei Brenyah s incredible debut Friday Black is a harrowing peak into the ways a lack of love and Descendant Of The Crane empathy have wormed their way into the heart of society Across twelve bone chilling stories taking place from the present to only slightly futuristic dystopian societies Adjei Brenyah points our face directly at racism and injustice whilexamining the mechanisms underneath that make all these horrors possible From fear mongering and blind hatred to irresponsible use of technology and the normalization of stereotypes these stories confront the conditions of Black people in a world weaponized against them and how that affects them Through an interplay of the capitalist critiue and Why Kimba Saved The World Cats In The Mirror 1 examinations of racism Adjei Brenyah delivers story after story of prophetic power that shows the damnation of a world and reminds us that this is happening now and we are all complicit This author is certainly one to watch in the future and his debut screams with passionate urgency to be read Having received his MFA at Syracuse University and studying under the wonderful George Saunders one might draw a connection between their works Sure both have slightly dystopian settings and well timed and tempered use of humor that both breaks the tension while also creating an ominous tone that reveals the absurdity in the world but Adjei Brenyah rises above mere comparison and is a voice unto himself These stories smolder on the page and burn themselves right into you and you simply cannot look away Nor should you While at worst some of the stories could be called too on the nose this in no way detracts from their impact Adjei Brenyah s vision of today cuts right to the afflictions of violence and racism which we cannot ignore The first story the Finklestein 5 might be one of the most important stories from 2018 and certainly deserves to be anthologized If you read only one this might be the best choice though without the full weight of the collection you d be doing yourself a massive disservice This story confronts theveryday of being Black in America and having to be fully conscious of that in The Rise Amp Fall Of The Plantation Complex every action one takes Emmanuel started learning the basics of his Blackness before he knew how to do long division smiling when angry whispering when he wanted to yell Emmanuel is constantly checking his Blackness on a scale of 1 10 put his hood up the number increases put on a button up shirt and nice shoes it decreases Ours is a world where policies like Stop and Frisk have specifically target Black youth and in the story Emmanuel is painfully aware that simply being Black is causenough for a police officer to throw him up against the wall The story initially unfolds as what would be a typical day for him yet in the background of Un Dolar Doi Dolari Valetul De Trefla everyone s mind is a court case that has just concluded A white man has taken a chainsaw and murdered five Black children outside a public library claiming it to be self defence and has been acuittedWe live in a world where far too often a cop walks free while an unarmed Black youth is buried Read the poetry of Danez Smith and witness the crushing trauma that assaults a person when this is normalized The defendant s lawyer drums up the typical defense and as you read it your blood will boil knowing this isxactly how people walk free A hardworking middle class white man is put in a situation where he has to defend himself the lawyer pleads all of a sudden he s a racist a murderer Cue the argument that we need freedom and suddenly Bought everyone cries patriotic tears because the comforts of whiteness are always centered over the mortality of Black people You ve seen it We ve all seen it Now Emmanuel is seeing it andveryone in the community is seeing it and it becomes too much to bear The say their names becomes an angry cry and people decide to do something about it This is a story you will never forget and I would strongly urge you to read it and confront the way it makes you feel Adjei it and confront the way it makes you feel Adjei is not writing for the comfort of white readers and nor should he these are stories to challenge peopleMore pointed is a story called Zimmer Land which you guessed it #Definitely Wants To Bring The Murder Of #wants to bring the murder of Martin by George Zimmerman to the forefront of your mind while reading it In brief this story follows a young man who is an actor in a virtual reality park where players get to Heroic Leadership experience what it would be like in a real Stand Your Ground scenario Bluntly white people pay to be placed in what feels like a real street with a Black man who they arencouraged to use deadly force to stop Adjei Brenyah pulls no punches What works best in these stories is when they look to the way Fallout employees in situations such as this are complicit Take his three stories about a retailmployee named IceKing working in a jacket store in a slightly futuristic absurdist mall reality While the three stories seem to hint at what could have made a great novella the fractured nature of them in the collection adds an xtra lement of uneasiness and loss of stability Mediterranean Cook even in a familiar narrative The title story Friday Black is a comical and frightening look at the Black Friday shopping day from a retail perspective but with piles of trampled dead being swept into a pile in a corner of the mall and people foaming at the mouth stricken with Friday Black a consumerist madness that basically turns them into zombies Absurdist but not far from the truth I read this while still working as a shift supervisor in the busiest store of our downtown community and have many other retail Black Fridays under my belt and I have to say I was uite charmed by this story The three stories about IceKing reveal the ugly side of retail where your own abilities are used to further oppress you in the company Here we seemployees sabotaging The Heart Of A Tender Warrior each other to get the highest sales to win a prize but also doing so regularly because the store is commissioned based The story In Retail is framed around how to keep your sanity in retail to notnd up like a former The Book Of Signs employee who threw herself out a window to her death while at work Retail is a tough life and a lot of really good people get stuck there hoping to finally get out and into a career You have shift supervisors with multiple degrees basicmployees working on their PhDs people working multiple jobs just trying to afford rent and companies use this to their advantage Your most capable English Unlimited Level 3 Workbook Special Edition Saudi Edition employees get all the difficult shifts like workingvery single weekend Desperation and financial need gets people giving up days off to take a shift and doing any terrible shift they are asked because making waves is a uick way to get fired and few people have the financial stability to afford that Suddenly you begin to wonder if your willingness to accept these conditions is making a statement that this is okay and normalizing xploitation that is also harming your coworkers This comes up freuently in Zimmer Land that if they are willing to do the job what does it say about them Are they complicit in a game that further stigmatizes the Black community and glorifies violence against them Adjei Brenyah xamines You Are The Messiah And I Should Know employees who have bought into the vision of their companies andven begin to spout the propaganda in their daily lives something freuently xplored in Orwell s 1984 Zimmer Land they say is about helping people learn who they are face fears and consider the importance of justice However are they uating killing and justice And the Teri Ulfat Main Sanam employees who uestion this drive themselves mad with a sort of self gaslighting feeling they are the wrongdoers for being complicit while those who buy into it criticize them for their lack of faith and negative attitudes This is the way the powerful keep power by redirecting guilt onto those beneath them and letting them fight amongst themselves when really it is they who bear the responsibility This recalls Bill Cosby s unfortunate Pound Cake speech where he placed the blame of racism against the Black community on themselves saying they shouldn t commit crime if they didn t want to be profiled as criminals which completely ignores the long history of social hierarchy and socioconomic conditions that created the conditions of crime For a good Speeding Ticket Naughty Tales 2 explanation on this the prologue to Ibram X Kendi sssential How To Be an Antiracist brilliantly breaks down the inherently racist issues with this mentality Trevor Noah has a really good Declaration Of A Heretic explanation on the subject as well from just the other day that you can watch HERE This is what Ta Nehisi Coatesuates to being like to shoot a man and then shame him for bleeding Adjei Brenyah brilliantly comingles theories on the oppression with retail Logic From Kant To Russell employees with the Black community and reminds us that the real problem is those in power who weaponize people against. In the stories of Adjei Brenyah’s debut an amusement park lets playersnter augmented reality to hunt terrorists or shoot intruders played by minority actors a school shooting results in both the victim and gunman stuck in .
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Wherein you are robbed off your Character Animation Crash Course emotions your natural feelings in which your knowledge and intelligence have to be relearned Beingmotional isn t prideful and being truthful prideful and intelligent are the best things The State now decides you should feel and what you should feel The useless things like literature music which are used for self amusement in old world have no place in the new world for the new world is progressive wherein they have created things which may keep you amused and happy And those who still follow the norms of old world are supposed to inferior ad they are better named as shoelookers for what good they have done to look upright A few of the stories Friday Black In Retail and How to Sell a Jacket as Told by IceKing confront consumerism with razor sharp satire In Adjei Brenyah s world the workers of the Prominent Mall routinely mop up pools of blood following store aisle riots It isn t always like this says the narrator of Friday Black This is the Black Weekend Other times if somebody dies at least a clean up crew comes with a tarp Joke tellers humor makers says Father McStowe Back in the old world it was a life profession to make laughter One of many interesting old world lives The stories such as Lark Street deals with prominent modern world issues such as abortion in a uite straight forward but piercing manner the weakness of the narrator is portrayed like some free flow black muck The Hospital Where a story in which a young writer devotes himself to the Twelve tongued God who imbues his imagination with real world power Whatever he writes comes true The responsibility is total and hard to harness His Family Life Of A War Baby efforts to heal the sick go awry The story takes the road if imagination on which the divinelyndowed narrator chooses a path to get the people free of the vicious circle of Quarantine Star Trek Voyager Starfleet Academy 3 existence We see a tinge of absurdity of life here conveyed using supernatural themes The dark and wry humor associated with the stories can t be missed as we see in Zimmer Land a black man works at the titular theme park where white people and their children are allowed to shoot him in a virtual simulation It was better for me to get fake blasted 10 or 20 million times a day than for an actual kid to get murdered out of the world forever The irony of the vagaries of life prevalent in the modern world is painted on a tapestry of absurdity through sardonic disposition Zimmer Land is another story of the collection which hits you deep The greatest illusion of the technology may be that it can offerxperience without conseuence Isaiah feels loyal to his mployer but he s also highly attuned to the social and thical complexities and implications of Zimmer Land s services As the black youth in Cassidy Lane Isaiah observes the zeal with which many customers who are armed in the module Pardon Me For Mentioning Unpublished Letters To The Age And The Sydney Morning Herald escalate the otherwise innocuousncounter as if intent less on problem solving than on aggressive confrontation and The Dom With The Deviant Kittens Badass Brats 5 even murder Zimmer Land and The Era are imaginative and feel like societal mirrors in an accessible way In the violent closing story Through the Flash Ama is a mass murderer with superhuman strength who s trying to mend her ways by volunteering at an old folks home and protecting her brother from thevils of her former prot g Carl I dream this dream often But this time after I m dead I feel my soul peeling from my body My soul looks down at the body and says I m hereWe see utter violence in the final story Through the Flash which is an intense and harrowing Groundhog Day journey in which day got struck infinite loop of time and starts over again and again with flash The infinite loop of reality represents here infinite possibilities of infinite time and its potential implications for morality and redemption The story moves and breathe and Theogony Works And Days explode on the page The narrator has to resort toxtreme violence to save his brother time and again as they are struck in a loop The loop here may represents the horrifying and heart rending condition of those who are oppressed who have been trying to get away from the powerful jaws of tyranny which Neck Dissection exists on brutality and it is being caught again and again or the freedom is just an illusion the jaws are too powerful to break free at allWe see the threads of magic realism wovenxpertly and deftly around the themes of dystopia in which the characters are Hapana endowed with bit of divine power which takes them through the absurdities and bigotries of life The supreme deity may sometimexpresses itself through Twelve tongued God sometimes through its sheer immortality sometimes it s a preternatural gift for selling jackets Death murder and violence are constants throughout this book and appear in most stories ven the ones that seem to be the most benign It can often feel too much and so this is a collection that you might pick up and put down rather than being able to read through One thing can be said with conviction about these stories that these are ingenious so daring and mind bending that you haven t a clue where you re being taken to We see that
in ach of the stories the narrator is trapped in situations which are not kind to him Heeach of the stories the narrator is trapped in situations which are not kind to him He to resort either to supernatural or intelligent butxploiting or violent but honest means to pull himself out of those trapsThe dystopian story collection as full of violence as it is of heart To achieve such an honest pairing of gore with tenderness is no small feat We see uite a few instances right through the collection wherein the violence is portrayed as poetry Red blood drizzled the concrete Or in Friday Black Now I have a jagged smile on my left arm A sickle half circle my lucky Friday scar The trivialization of the heinous crimes of humanity in Bad Marie effect intensifies their impact in a sarcastic and humiliating way which forces humanity to ponder upon itself it s history The language crafted by the author with the precision of a surgeon so as to have an underlying theme of irony or sarcasm so the words may strike right chord with your sensibility and would not just hung in open air Which meant for the reasons we still don t know weach came to realize we were replaying the same thing over and over and the realizing happened at different times for Dictionary Of Social Work everyone It was a pretty alarming thing To see you re trapped in infinity and know that no one canxplain A Mio Padre exactly how or why In Friday Black thethical rot and tumult coming from America s buyer culture is pounded home through the The Runaway Jury eyes of a shopping center s adored top selling colleague A lady climbed the denim divider searching for a second pair her size She was shouting and shaking the wooden cubby divider so hard that thentire thing nearly fell on Duo and Fundamentals Of Time Frequency Analyses In Matlab Octave everyone in his area Pair jabbed her off the divider with his range She fell on her neck Another lady grabbed the SkinnyStretches from her dead hands A later story How to Sell a Jacket as Told by IceKing takes us back to the shopping center as the top vender loses his position of authority his curve point of view denoting the contrast among white and dark clients When they mean me they state the tall one on the off chance that they re white In thevent that they re dark they state the dark person The accompanying story In Retail comes back to an increasingly cutting Chucky Volume I V 1 edge tone that doesn txactly work with the horrendous topic of an associate s suicide The attachment of Historical Lovecraft early stories gets lost now and again with tightly topical improvement and progressively bound togetherndings reuired in stories like The Lion and the Spider and Light Spitter In Friday Black Nana Kwame Adjei Brenyah has written a powerful and important and strange and beautiful collection of stories meant to be read by veryone of us who care about justice who care about humanity The words of the author are like razor sharp which cuts through our mind into the realm of your imagination to take you through the mbarkment of horrors of humanity As it is the case with all great dystopian works Friday Black seems to based in a futuristic world but it s very much about the world we live in right now All you feel is infinite knowing all the falls and leaps and sweet and death that s The Life Of Herbert Hoover Volume 1 ever been will be trumped by the wall of nuclear flying at you You of all people Then before you re gone you know that all that sver been will still be The Murders In The Rue Morgue even if there are no tomorrows Even the apocalypse isn t thend Nana Kwame Adjei Brenyah Is a 5 Under 35 Honoree 2018 of the National Book Foundationand this is how you write cutting dge fiction about the world we live in Nana Kwame Adjei Brenyah s debut is bold powerful innovative and poetic Every other blurb is randomly claiming that the author of the respective book has a uniue voice #this author actually does and this fall his short stories Having recently read The Heads of The Colored People #author actually does and this fall his short stories Having recently read The Heads of The Colored People terrific debut collection of 12 short stories by Nafissa Thompson Spires I reached for another debut collection of 12 short stories First I have Goodreads member Meike to thank It was her review that inspired me Thank you Meike So I had no idea what to xpect I still can t Practical Homoeopathic Therapeutics entirely figure out the book cover s drawing I have some ideas but I m a little curious if there is a specific meaning behind itI ll dive right in That s certainly what the author does with the first story called The Finkelstein 5 My mouth was hanging open reading it WHAT THE HELL I almost didn t trust myself maybe I was reading things wrong The author took brutalityxtreme violence but thankfully not graphic injustice racism and a broken criminal system to a whole new realm of what the f k BUT I don t want spoil the story by dishing out details I totally loved reading these stories knowing nothing about them I went in completely blind and I was blindsidedin a good way I didn t get the point of the next SHORT SHORT really really SHORT story Things My Mother Said I got a message without much a meal to go with itbut as I said it s short so it s not long The Chronicle Of William Of Puylaurens enough to irritate Moving onIt took me awhile to realize that not only are these stories set in the near future not so far out by any means but perhaps the author has created a genre of his own Political Dystopian Fiction Adjei Brenyahxamines the Black The Fall Of The Romanovs experience throughput andvery story feels politicalThe title story Friday Black is pricelessit s Instrumentation Handbook For Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants entertaining in the way dark humo Thedge of the stories in Nana Kwame Adjei Brenyah s debut collection Friday Black is razor sharp ready to cut deep This book is dark and captivating and Bones In Their Wings essential This book is a call to arms and it is a condemnation Adjei Brenyah offers powerful prose as parable The writing in this outstanding collection will make you hurt and demand your hope Read this book Marvel at the intelligence ofach of these stories and what they reveal about racism capitalism complacency and their insidious reach. Olence injustice and painful absurdities that black men and women contend with Basics Of Life every day These stories tackle urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest andxplore the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world.