Mid-Sentence | Friday Black: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah with Mychal Denzel Smith

Mon. Dec 10, 2018 at 6:30pm EST
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The trials and tribulations of being young and black in America.

With his debut short story collection, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah sheds light on a modern day America full of racial violence, injustice, and characters fighting to survive it all with their humanity intact. Focusing on the struggles of young black men and women, Adjei-Brenyah delivers unforgettable instances of racism in motion and the surreal yet terrifying consequences for speaking out against it.  Calling to mind modern satires by George Saunders and Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother YouFriday Black uses speculative fiction to explore the dark underside of our current political moment.

Adjei-Brenyah is a New York native and graduate of SUNY Albany and Syracuse University where he received his MFA. He will be joined in conversation by Mychal Denzel Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education.

Mid-Sentence presents a series of conversations with groundbreaking literary voices. Indie authors and cult favorites explore the intersections between literature and lived experience.

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.

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Mid-Manhattan Library Program Room 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance)
New York, NY 10018