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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the Dystopian Social Novel Friday Black

Friday Black is the debut book written by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. It’s a collection of short stories relating to contemporary social issues like racism in the United States criminal justice system, the dilemma faced by teenagers to earn cash for food and school shootings for example.

Each story surrounds a different social issue that is mind-bending and thought-provoking. Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah says that he used this form of magical realism to explain various social issues like racism and violence, etc. 

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Author: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Genre: Fiction

Pages: 208

Goodreads Rating: 4.12/5

My Rating:  9 of 10 

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Review and Summary of the Dystopian Novel Friday Black

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The title originated from the United States thanksgiving consumer holiday named as Black Friday. It is the collection of many stories. The story revolves around the life of a Salesman who works in a departmental store. He daily deals with a lot of shoppers and their greedy and malicious behaviours. In this story, he wants to win the sales competition which took place between the store’s employees. The prize is a Jacket he wants to give to his mother. During this struggle to win the competition, he handles different consumer behaviours, and this is what the story is all about. 

Other stories include a Dystopian Groundhog Day featuring extreme violence by using a bizarre weapon, ‘’Zimmer land’’ featuring our black hero changing the situation in a theme park where the white people disguise their people as being honest, problem-solving and fair while another story ‘’The Era’’ features a post-apocalyptic land where people can only get self-confidence when they consume a certain drug

The stories are twisting and mind-bending and many of them are about the black protagonists who suffer because of society’s unfair behaviour. They face racial discrimination, financial crisis and social opposition and seek peer approval to live in society. Adjei-Brenyah proves to be an adaptable writer who wove all the stories with an excellent plot and so thoughtful that they take us inside those desperate lives who are facing the societal hardships.

Final Say on the Dystopian Novel Friday Black

It’s a great combination of New York’s bestselling stories that covered many social issues like violence, greed and terrorism. I gave the novel an exceptional rating of 9 out of 10 ratings, because of the short and thoughtful stories, excellent plotting and the way the writer narrated all the accounts.

The author completed it with so much perfection and excellence that it became New York’s bestseller and the world is now waiting for the next one. Will I read this story once again? Yes, definitely because it is a remarkable novel.

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