194pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2018) 2019
Winner of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award.
"A surreal, startling debut collection ... where everyday storylines are pushed, as in episodes of Black Mirror, to dark funny extremes ... Composed with brio and rare imaginative power, Friday Black recaptures the strange fear and excitement we first feel as child readers, when we begin to learn that Grimms' Fairy Tales are approximations of the real world." Guardian
“An unbelievable debut, one that announces a new and necessary American voice.” Tommy Orange, New York Times Book Review
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah was born in 1991 in Spring Valley, New York, and is of Ghanaian-American descent. He was the '16-'17 Olive B. O'Connor fellow in fiction at Colgate University. Friday Black is his first book.