Electric Literature’s R.O. Kwon in searching for unicorns in publishers’ catalogs started this list by misatle but we love that Nigeria’s Nneka Arimah makes the cut of its 34 anglophone prose books of 2017 written by women of color. She intendsto be “greedy and indulgent,” as Jenny Zhang beautifully puts it, in reading these writers — join us?
What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah, a Caine Prize finalist, has been published in The New Yorker, Catapult , and other prestigious publications. What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky , which features supernatural phenomena such as children made out of human hair, is heralded by Laura van den Berg as one of the best collections she’s read in years and is her debut novel.
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