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Some Kind Of Black

Diran Adebayo

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

*The re-issued, re-jacketed paperback of the award-winning debut novel.

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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Praise for Some Kind Of Black

  • '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

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Diran Adebayo

Diran Adebayo grew up and lives in London. After studying law at Oxford he worked in journalism and broadcasting. His acclaimed first novel, Some Kind of Black, won a number of awards including the 1995 Saga Prize and a Betty Trask Award. His second nove,l My Once Upon a Time, received massive critical acclaim. He has since written drama for radio and television and is working on his third novel.