The Unfortunates: A Novel

The Unfortunates: A Novel

By:  J K Chukwu

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An edgy, bitingly funny debut about a queer, half-Nigerian college sophomore who, enraged and exhausted by the racism at her elite college, sets out to find truth about The Unfortunates—the unlucky subset of Black undergrads who have been mysteriously dying

Sahara is Not Okay. Entering her sophomore year at Elite University, she feels like a failure: her body is too curvy, her love life is nonexistent, her family is disappointed in her, her grades are terrible, and, well, the few Black classmates she has just keep dying. Sahara is close to giving up, herself: her depression is, as she says, her only “Life Partner.” And this narrative—taking the form of an irreverent, piercing “thesis” to the university committee that will judge her—is meant to be a final unfurling of her singular, unforgettable voice before her own inevitable disappearance and death. But over the course of this wild sophomore year, and supported by her eccentric community of BIPOC women, Sahara will eventually find hope, answers, and an unexpected redemption.

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  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358650263

  • ISBN-10: 0358650267

  • Pages: 256

  • Price: $26.00

  • Publication Date: 08/02/2022

  • Carton Quantity: 12

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J K Chukwu

 J K CHUKWU is a writer and visual artist from the Midwest. She holds an MFA in literary arts from Brown University and was a 2019 Lambda Fellow. Her work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, DIAGRAM, and TAYO.   
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Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358650263

  • ISBN-10: 0358650267

  • Pages: 256

  • Price: $26.00

  • Publication Date: 08/02/2022

  • Carton Quantity: 12

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