A coming-of-age story about Dele, a young student, and his sister Dapo, who glide through love, politics and violence. Diran Adebayo’s debut is funny, street-smart fiction which puts language through hoops to create an exhilarating odyssey through the London scene.
Oludiran "Diran" Adebayo FRSL (born 30 August 1968) is a British novelist, cultural critic and academic best known for his tales of London and the lives of African diasporans. His work has been characterised by its interest in multiple cultural identities, subcultures, and its distinctive, "musical" use of language. His fans include the writer Zadie Smith, who has praised him for his "humanness", arguing that he is one of a few English writers who "trade in both knowledge and feeling". In 2002 The Times Literary Supplement named him as one of the Best Young British Novelists.