Title: The Unfortunates

Author: J K Chukwu

Pages: 305 Pages

Publisher: Harper Collins

The Blurb

Dear Reader,

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 Review

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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