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Heads of the Colored People by Nafiss Thompson SpiresFebruary BK Book Club Pick:

Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

In this crackling debut collection, Nafissa Thompson-Spires interrogates our supposedly post-racial era. To wicked and devastating effect she exposes the violence, both external and self-inflicted, that threatens black Americans, no matter their apparent success.

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About the Author

Photography by Adrianne Mathiowetz Photography

Nafissa Thompson-Spires earned a doctorate in English from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois. Her work has appeared in Story Quarterly, Lunch Ticket, and The Feminist Wire, among other publications. She was a 2016 fellow of the Callaloo Writer’s Workshop.

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