NOW AVAILABLE !!!
IN CELEBRATION OF ITS 30th ANNIVERSARY
‘Around 16 years ago, when I was starting to write my first novel, I was eager to find past examples, or ‘blueprints’, which would provide inspiration for what I was about to do. Although I found many noteworthy stories from across the African Diaspora, I was looking for something set in Britain. And then I was gifted Bad Friday – a novel I have to this day. It was instrumental in letting me know that what I envisioned was achievable, and that a rich Black British AND working class literary culture had been realised by others before me. It was liberating to read, and I’m heartened to know this book will be made available for others. It’s a long unsung milestone, and I hope that, with this reprint, that will change.’
Courttia Newland (Author/Screenwriter/Playwright) @
‘As our first Black British born Novelist, Norman became a pioneer – he spoke for a generation whose voice had yet to be heard in the long narrative form…’
James Pogson (writer)
Excellent book! There are very few credible books that speak to an almost forgotten group; Black British people growing up in the 1970s. Great context and real characters who make this a page turning read.
Published: 29 October 2013
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