Thursday, 11 August 2016

REVIEW: BLACKASS

Author: A. Igoni Barrett

Genre: Fiction | Satire

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

Year of Publication: 2015

Number of Pages: 302

SUMMARY
Furo Wariboko- born and bred in Lagos - wakes up on the morning of his job interview to discover he has turned into a white man. As he hits the city streets running, still reeling from his new-found condition, Furo is amazed to find the dead ends of his life wondrously open out before him.
As a white man in Nigeria, the world is seemingly his oyster - except for one thing: despite his radical transformation, his ass remains robustly black...
Funny, fierce, inventive and daringly provocative - this is a very modern satire, with a sting in the tail.

MY VERDICT
I initially came across this book late last year and the title caught my eye immediately. I included it in the first ever Wishlist on the blog here . So when i was gifted this book by my friend back in July, I was super eager to read it.
Now for my review; This was a very rivetting, fierce and visual read from start to finish. The plot was very unique and the author comes across as non-conformist when it comes to writing his feelings down. He wasn't afraid to put his true emotions into words; he basically didn't hold back and i loved that about this novel. It was rawly written with no filter at all. I read it in two sittings! (that's how good it is) In my opnion, a movie should be made out of this. It totally deserves that kind of recognition.
In general I prefered the chapters centred around Furo to the ones around Igoni.
 I'm a sucker for a good quote, so best believe I was uber excited to see quotes at the beginning of each chapter. The book touches various topics from white privilege to social media whilst still maintaining it's satirical nature. I absolutely recommend this! You can purchase this book here on Africareeds.com.

PS: Check out my Favourite Quotes page xx