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OD Book of The Month FEB | 2023

Updated: Feb 21, 2023

Title: A Particular Kind of Black Man

Author: Tope Folarin

Genre : Fiction

Published: 8/6/2019

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Why It's a Must Read

We recently had the pleasure of reading 'A Particular Kind of Black Man' by Tobe Folarin and were thoroughly impressed with the depth and complexity of the novel.

The story follows the life of Tunde, a Nigerian-American man struggling to find his place in the world and come to terms with his identity. Folarin does an excellent job of weaving together Tunde's personal narrative with the larger political and social issues at play, creating a compelling and thought-provoking read.

One of the things that stood out most about 'A Particular Kind of Black Man' was the way that Folarin tackled the themes of race, masculinity, and identity. Tunde's journey to understand his own identity and place in the world is raw and honest, and his struggles to navigate the expectations placed upon him as a black man are all too relatable.

Folarin's writing style is beautifully lyrical, and he has a gift for creating vivid, evocative imagery that really draws the reader into the world of the novel. The characters are well-developed and multi-dimensional, and the plot is engaging and moving.

'A Particular Kind of Black Man' is highly recommended to anyone looking for a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant read. It's a beautiful and powerful novel that will stay with you long after you've finished reading.

About The Author

Tobe Folarin is a Nigerian-American writer and author. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria and later immigrated to the United States with his family. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his MFA in creative writing from New York University. In addition to his writing, Folarin has also worked as a teacher, mentor, and speaker, sharing his passion for literature and writing with others.

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