Title: The Unfortunates
Author: J K Chukwu
Pages: 305 Pages
Publisher: Harper Collins
It has come to my attention that smoking kills, along with police, loner white boys, and looks. While embroiled in the process of trying to live, I have written this honors thesis. It is dedicated to the first years who haven’t yet died from alcohol poisoning, exhaustion, or overdosing. This work has been a labor of love and of hate. In it, you will find juxtaposition, verisimilitude, French, Freud, and anything else I’ve wasted 60K a year to learn.
I would like to thank my advisors: Mr. White Supremacy, Mr. Capitalism, Ms. Racism, and, of course, my Life Partner for all the guidance they have provided during this process.
Set in the mind of a young Black woman who is losing hers, THE UNFORTUNATES is a darkly funny debut about the realities of elitist institutions from an exceptional new writer.
The Unfortunates is a really funny story about a black student in an elite university in America. It is about the ins and outs of her time there and how she deals with the microaggressions on a daily basis.
It is a sharp look at racism, mental health and what it is like to be a young black woman in the 21st century battling with the perceptions of others – her family, her lecturers and her friends.
The Unfortunates is a good story told in a quirky mixed media fashion and one that I really enjoyed.
The Unfortunates by J K Chukwu is available now.
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