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Some Kind Of Black : Virago Modern Classics - Diran Adebayo

Some Kind Of Black

Virago Modern Classics

Paperback Published: 21st August 1997
ISBN: 9780349108728
Number Of Pages: 256

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A coming of age story about Dele, a young student, and his sister Dapo whp glide through love, politics and violence; Diran Adebayo's debut is funny, street-smart fiction which puts language through hoops to create an exhilarating odyssey through the London scene.

Industry Reviews

'A gloriously capable and confident writer Some Kind of Black is thoughtful, witty and moving...it is refreshing to read something so extrovert and alert I urge you to read it' THE TIMES

'Strikingly innovative Adebayo's novel wryly captures the essence of a tribalised society, and, in doing so, has a powerful resonance for us all, black or white, as his complex web of storylines and characters culminates in a surprising denouncement.' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

'Sharply written and exceptional' DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Magnificent and seductively Nineties' - Julie Myerson

'A classic coming of age tale marks the debut of a serious talent' - GQ

'Dissects British race relations with a scalpel wit that leaves every stereotype begging for mercy' - THE FACE

'It records experience unlike any previously seen in British Fiction.' THE BOOKSELLER

'An individual and thought-provoking debut challenges his readers to think about the issues it raises.' INDEPENDENT

ISBN: 9780349108728
ISBN-10: 0349108722
Series: Virago Modern Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 21st August 1997
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.7  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1

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