Get Lit with Lit Review: Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

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Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
Book Review by Talia Luening

*Longlisted for the PEN American Literary Award & the National Book Award for 2019*

If you enjoy short stories (or even if you usually don’t) you will love this book, filled with fascinatingly original characters, dealing with a range of relevant topics in an honest and at times funny and heartbreaking way. From the clever story titles to the subtle ways the stories connect, this book will leave you thinking, feeling and questioning long after you have put the book down. Thompson-Spires is a bold new voice that you will want to hear and pay attention to.

****4 stars for this amazing debut of short stories.