Set in a Harlem high rise, a stunning debut about a tight-knit cast of characters grappling with their own personal challenges while the forces of gentrification threaten to upend life as they know it. Like Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place and Lin Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, Sidik Fofana’s electrifying collection of eight interconnected stories showcases the strengths, struggles, and hopes of one residential community in a powerful storytelling experience. Each short story follows a tenant in the Banneker Homes, a low-income high rise in Harlem where gentrification weighs on everyone’s mind. There is Swan in apartment 6B, whose excitement about his friend’s release...
Publisher: Scribner (August 16, 2022) Pages: 192 pages ISBN-10: 1982145811 ISBN-13: 978-1982145811 ASIN: B09984J59K
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Sidik Fofana earned an MFA from New York University. He lives with his wife and son in New York City where he is a public school teacher.