THE GUARDIAN REVIEW – BLACKASS BY A IGONI BARRETT

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Yeah, yeah… the author is Nigerian and frankly I realise that I seem to be concentrating too much on this country and so from next month I am going to beam the spotlight more on other parts of Africa like ….(you my visitors and followers alike get to choose between now and the 31st of March…tick tock…)

blackass cover

From the first page of this suspenceful debut novel by Igoni, one can almost taste the themes of different changes running through.

‘……….On the morning of a job interview, Furo Wariboko wakes up in Lagos to find that he has turned into a white man with green eyes and red hair, but a particular body part remains black. The narrative incisively charts how people respond to his ostensibly new race.’

Read the rest here

More about the author here and here

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