A Particular Kind of Bildungsroman Tope Folarin’s A Particular Kind of Black Man

Tope Folarin’s ambitious novel, A Particular Kind of Black Man, offers a grand examination of provincial societies and, ultimately, the human condition. In his inventive, complex but relatable debut novel, Tope Folarin writes about the life of a young Nigerian boy who struggles to find his place in America after his family’s migration from Nigeria. Tunde Akinola, the young Nigerian boy, not only grapples with the complications of migration. He is also burdened with his mother’s schizoph

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