Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah


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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is from Spring Valley, New York. He graduated from SUNY Albany and went on to receive his MFA from Syracuse University.

He was the '16-'17 Olive B. O'Connor fellow in fiction at Colgate University.

His work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous publications, including Guernica, Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing, Printer’s Row, Gravel, and The Breakwater Review, where he was selected by ZZ Packer as the winner of the 2nd Annual Breakwater Review Fiction Contest. Friday Black is his first book.

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“Emmanuel started learning the basics of his Blackness before he knew how to do long division: smiling when angry, whispering when he wanted to yell.”
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Friday Black

“even though I’m being true, they’d say I was being emotional and it was clouding my truth.”
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Friday Black

“I walked toward the entrance thinking, Remember this: the first time you drove a parent to a hospital.”
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Friday Black

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