Heads of the colored people

Heads of the colored people
Thompson-Spires, Nafissa
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  • Published: 2019
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In this crackling debut collection Nafissa Thompson-Spires interrogates our supposedly post-racial era. To wicked and devastating effect she exposes the violence, both external and self-inflicted, that threatens black Americans, no matter their apparent success. A teenager is insidiously bullied as her YouTube following soars; an assistant professor finds himself losing a subtle war of attrition against his office mate; a nurse is worn down by the demand for her skills as a funeral singer. And across a series of stories, a young woman grows up, negotiating and renegotiating her identity.

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African Americans--Fiction.


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9781784706586 (paperback)

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Thompson-Spires, Nafissa,


Heads of the colored people / Nafissa Thompson-Spires.

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Heads of the coloured people

Publication Info:

London : Vintage, 2019.

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209 pages ; 20 cm.

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Subject term:

African Americans--Fiction.

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Short stories.

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