Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah visits the University at Albany to engage in a craft-talk and conversation/Q&A on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, 2013 University at Albany graduate with a degree in English, recently published his first short story collection, Friday Black (2018), a satirical look at what it’s like to be young and black in America.
The book received superlative praise from a number of major American authors, including George Saunders who called it, “an excitement and a wonder: strange, crazed, urgent and funny…,” and said “The wildly talented Adjei-Brenyah has made these edgy tales immensely charming….”
Roxane Gay said, “This book is dark and captivating and essential... A call to arms and a condemnation. Adjei-Brenyah offers powerful prose as parable. The writing in this outstanding collection connection will make you hurt and demand your hope. Read this book."
Craft Talk — 4:15 p.m., Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center
Conversation/Q&A — 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center
Cosponsored by the UAlbany English Department and Program in Writing and Critical Inquiry.