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It is the funniest, most engaging badass book Ive read in years You should read this book and enjoy freshly minted scintillating prose rioting with each other it is a lush canvas of ideas, humor and vision Blackass is fresh, contemporary writing without even trying this is how fiction should be written in the st century Whats On Africa, Royal African Society Gripping This is a memorable, richly allusive story, skillfully interweaving thoughts from Kafka to the poet Elizabeth Bishop Barrett probes not only the surface but the depths of who we are Anita Sethi Observer Wonderfully imagined, and very funny a dazzling first novel by one of Africas best young writers Kate Saunders The Times As well as being a fable about race and identity,Blackass is in large part a love letter to Lagos For Barrett, race is inevitably one part of a persons identity, but it is one that asserts itself principally through the eyes of others, through how they read those they encounter People will inevitably discuss this book, and Barretts work in general, in the context of a resurgent Nigerian literary scene that includes writers such as Teju Cole, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Helon Habila But, to read him only as a Nigerian writer would be to do him a disservice For Blackass is a strange, compelling novel, and Barrett has something to tell us all Jon Day Financial Times A bold riff on Kafkas Metamorphosis Igoni Barretts greatest asset is his ability to satirise the ridiculous extents people, especially Lagosians, go to in order to appear important His characters every foible is captured and amplified for effect Helon Habila GuardianA devastating social parable brimming with humanity and heart Marlon James, winner of the Booker PrizeA brilliant Kafka esque satire with a sting in the tail from one of the finest writers around GuardianIt is the funniest, most engaging badass book Ive read in years You should read this book and enjoy freshly minted scintillating prose rioting with each other it is a lush canvas of ideas, humor and vision Blackass is fresh, contemporary writing without even trying this is how fiction should be written in the st century Whats On Africa, Royal African Society Gripping This is a memorable, richly allusive story, skillfully interweaving thoughts from Kafka to the poet Elizabeth Bishop Barrett probes not only the surface but the depths of who we are Anita Sethi Observer Wonderfully imagined, and very funny a dazzling first novel by one of Africas best young writers Kate Saunders The Times As well as being a fable about race and identity,Blackass is in large part a love letter to Lagos For Barrett, race is inevitably one part of a persons identity, but it is one that asserts itself principally through the eyes of others, through how they read those they encounter People will inevitably discuss this book, and Barretts work in general, in the context of a resurgent Nigerian literary scene that includes writers such as Teju Cole, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Helon Habila But, to read him only as a Nigerian writer would be to do him a disservice For Blackass is a strange, compelling novel, and Barrett has something to tell us all Jon Day Financial Times A bold riff on Kafkas Metamorphosis Igoni Barretts greatest asset is his ability to satirise the ridiculous extents people, especially Lagosians, go to in order to appear important His characters every foible is captured and amplified for effect Helon Habila GuardianA devastating social parable brimming with humanity and heart Marlon James, winner of the Booker PrizeA brilliant Kafka esque satire with a sting in the tail from one of the finest writers around Guardian


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