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.
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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 *
About Diran Adebayo
Diran Adebayo grew up and lives in London. His acclaimed first novel, SOME KIND OF BLACK won a number of awards: The 1995 Saga Prize, a Betty Trask Award, and The Writers' Guilds New Writers of the Year Award. He has since written drama for radio and television.
Some Kind Of Black by Diran Adebayo
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown Book Group
Winner of Saga Prize 1996 Winner of Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 1996 Winner of Saga Prize 1995 Short-listed for Betty Trask Award 1997
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