Blackass

Blackass

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"Furo Wariboko wakes on the morning of a job interview to discover he's turned into a white man: red hair, green eyes, pale skin. In this condition he plunges into the bustle of Lagos to make his fortune. Pursued from the streets to the boardroom by those who would use him, Furo hides the evidence of his former life as he reinvents himself. In this wicked satire, Furo's search for an identity deeper than his skin leads to the unraveling of his own precariously constructed story"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015.
ISBN: 9781555977337
1555977332
Branch Call Number: FIC BARRETT, ANDREA
Characteristics: 262 pages ; 21 cm

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LPL_KateG Mar 09, 2016

I had some mixed feelings here. The storyline was not the most well-developed one in the world, and sort of petered out at the end. THAT BEING SAID! I can't express how much I enjoyed the rich and evocative descriptions Barrett provided. His depictions of Lagos - its busy streets and delicious foods - came to life on the page. I also loved the use of Nigerian Pidgin English and would recommend www.naijalingo.com for help with translating! It's worth it.

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