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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Online event 4:30 p.m.

Meeting ID: 927 4266 4825   |   Passcode: 476971

Note: The 7:30 p.m. in-person event has been canceled.

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, breakout bestselling author and UAlbany English Department alum, is the author of the debut novel, Chain-Gang All-Stars (May 2023), the story of two top women gladiators fighting for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America’s own.


Author Kiese Laymon said in advance praise, “I’ve never read satire so bruising, so brolic, so tender and really, so pitch-perfect. It’s nuts brilliant. Just read it!”

Adjei-Brenyah took the literary world by storm with his first story collection, Friday Black (2018), a satirical look at what it’s like to be young and Black in America. In 2018, he was named a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree by Colson Whitehead.

Nana Kwame Adjei Brenyah, credit Limitless Imprint Entertainment

Photo credit:

Limitless Imprint Entertainment

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With generous support from the UAlbany Alumni Association. Cosponsored by the English Department’s Creative Writing Program and Young Writers Program.

Due to a change in the author’s schedule, he is no longer able to join us in person. This event will now be available online. 
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