*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.
'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
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.