Tuesday, May 2, 2023

The Coverage of Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah



Ok, last  year, I ordered 250 copies of Friday Black (2018), a short story collection by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and coordinated a series of online reading groups with students.  

Today, Adjei-Brenyah's novel Chain-Gang All-Stars was released. I'm providing a roundup of  some of the coverage on the book here.


• May 26: 6 books to read after 'Chain-Gang All-Stars - Odeya Pinkus - Today
• May 24: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah: Chain Gang All-Stars w/ Yaa Gyasi - Books Are Magic - YouTube
• May 23: Chain-Gang All-Stars Is Gladiator Meets the American - Prison System - Gabrielle Bellot - The Atlantic
• May 19: “Chain-Gang All-Stars” Makes Prison Abolition Irresistible - Nia T. Evans - Electric Lit 
• May 11: Sometimes, Academic Writing Hits Adjei-Brenyah Emotionally - By the Book - New York Times
• May 9: A Searing Indictment of the Prison Industrial Complex - Shelbi Polk - Shondaland
May 9: Adjei-Brenyah Goes In-Depth on Writing His Novel - Penguin Random House - YouTube
  May 5: Chain Gang All Stars,' by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah - Jenny Shank - Star Tribune 
•  May 2: The Genre Novel Has a New Maestro - Jason Parham - Wired
• April 28: In This Satire, Televised Blood Baths Offer Prisoners a Path to Freedom - Giri Nathan - New York Times
• April 27: Jenna Bush Hager reveals May 2023 book club pick - TODAY - YouTube
• April 25: The Freeing of Melancholia Bishop - Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah - Esquire
• April 25: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on His Book 'Chain-Gang All-Stars - Mallika Rao - Vulture 
• April 25: The Freeing of Melancholia Bishop - Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah - Esquire
• April 19: In Chain-Gain All-Stars, prison fights have corporate sponsors - Ron Charles - Washington Post
• April 7: Expecting greatness from ‘Chain Gang All Stars' - Justice B. Hill - Cleveland
• February 14: Chain-Gang All-Stars - Publishers Weekly
• January 24: Chain-Gang All-Stars - Kirkus Reviews

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