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

6 comments:

  1. I red this book last year and I really enjoyed it.
    I felt it could have ended better, but ill still give it a 4/5

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  2. I totally agree with you, but the book was awesome regardless. Thank you for dropping a comment, I appreciate it!

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  3. Saw the book but never read it, but your review... I'll read it.

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    1. I'm glad my review helped. Please feel free to drop a comment about how you find the book. Thank you :)

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  4. I Thoroughly enjoyed your review. It intrigued me and I hope to see you review a couple more books like The secret lives of Baba Segi's wives. I hope to see more like this in the very near future

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    1. Thank you so much! I've actually read The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's wives, but that was a while ago. I'll be rereading it soon, so be sure to keep an eye on the blog for that. :)

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