'Some Kind of Black' by Diran Adebayo

Diran Adebayo
The publication of Some Kind of Black (1996), Adebayo's multi award winning debut novel signals the arrival of a significant new literary talent on the London scene. Adebayo's stylish, hedonistic prose is tempered by a sensitive, self-critical intelligence that stops it growing tired, or superficial.

 His sharp eye for current trends and fashions - speech patterns, dress, drugs, music, turns of phrase - make him what one critic calls 'the leading writer of the Now Generation'. Adebayo's perceptive insights on British and Black British contemporary culture have also earned him a reputation as an insightful journalist, as his recent 12 page article on 'Race in Britain' The Observer (25 November 2001) testifies. - Literature British Council.org

Who is Diran Adebayo

Diran Adebayo FRSL is a British novelist, cultural critic and academic. Born Oludiran Adebayo in London in 1968, to Nigerian parents, Adebayo won a major scholarship when he was twelve to Malvern College where he boarded as an adolescent, and is an Oxford University Law graduate.