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Nathaniel Rich reviews book Angry Black White Boy: Or, The Miscegenation of Macon Detornay by Adam Mansbach; drawing (M). Intersection for the Arts’ new play “Angry Black White Boy,” based on local author Adam Mansbach’s celebrated novel, blasts through. Adam Mansbach’s Angry Black White Boy Adam Mansbach’s novel Angry Black White Boy, or The. Miscegenation of Macon Detomay. In light of the recent .

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In part two, our Angry Black White Boy gets busted, but his media-savvy roommates Nique and Dre step in to turn his felonious aggression into a national debate. Not worth the mansbacn.

Angry Black White Boy by Adam Mansbach

Since Mansbach is well known for his mamsbach and lyrically intense stories, theres plenty of hip hop lingo The first few chapters were like drinking Snaple without shaking the bottle. A good friend gave me this book – said I had to read it, she didn’t know what to think.

Feb 19, Annie rated it liked it Recommends it for: It’s interesting to see what could happen when people identify themselves so much with something other than themself. Oct 22, Kevin Bertolero rated it it was ok Shelves: Not just another proud black man trapped in the body of a white kid at Columbia, Macon Detornay is something like the reverse invisible man. I found myself pulling out the urban dictionary twice or so and I’m a nigga so Peopled with all manner of race pimps and players, Angry Black White Boy is a stunning breakout book from a critically acclaimed ajgry writer and should be required reading for anyone who wants to get under the skin of the complexities of identity in America.

Angry Black White Boy

Feb 25, Stephen rated it it was ok Recommended to Stephen by: Refreshingly enjoyable mix of hip-hop culture with well-written narrative examination of race in America. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


The last act was about 30 pages too long, and yet, it did resolve things, however controversially. Return to Book Page. May speak to others. And, I’m not sure if I loved the book’s third act. But you’re only doing yourself a favor if you pick this one up. Refresh and try again. A matter of taste, I suppose. Nov 01, Sheehan rated it it was amazing. Mansbach explores how universal hip-hop is, yet how rooted it is in Black diasporic culture and that a love for hip-hop doens’t necessarily mean a love for social justice.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. That’s my next gig! There is transformational and affirmational love of youth at work here; you’ve gotta read Hip Hop Wars if you want to know more about that!

You’re gonna want to talk about it. I was pleased with the quality of the writing, although you can tell from the showiness of the prose in particular, the rhyming sections that Mansbach who I’ve met, and who is a pretty cool dude was pretty young when he wrote it, and I was especially glad that he didn’t cop ou An interesting, vibrant, funny, satirical look at how we define race and what race means in America.

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A horrible mess of a book. The novel, at times, is very blunt, and very, no-holds-barred, if you will, in a way that has potential to offend some people. The Day of Apology pushes New York City over the edge, into an epic riot, and forces Macon to confront the depth of his own commitment mamsbach the struggle.

Jan 05, Jacob rated it it was ok. Masterson, a native of Houston, [ This was honestly a struggle to get through, and the ending was just terrible. Imagine becoming a hero and starting a revolution, fighting for the people that the entire world expects you to hate.


On the other hand, it’s ultimately disappointing, and Adam Mansbach needs some serious editing help — he has major point-of-view problems, for one thing. If the dialogue between Detornay and his college-brothers sometimes strikes a false chord, the rhetoric that spews from their unctuous Intro to Black Studies professor, the self-proclaimed manxbach Gangsta,” is bona fide — evidence that Mansbach has clocked some time in the post-modern symposia of hip-hop and identity.

Fueled by his ancestor’s racist past, Detornay tries to immerse himself into black life and culture so blwck that his whiteness becomes irrelevant. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Please fill out this field with valid email address. This book will make you think and if you know anyone like Macon, you’ll also laugh. He solves his anger by committing crimes against white people, even though he is white himself, and getting away with it. In the end, I think I chose the I started reading this right around the time Obama gave his speech on race, so I found this book very relevant to today. After moving to New York City for college, Macon begins robbing white passengers in his taxicab, setting off a manhunt for the black man masbach to be committing the crimes.

Self-aware references to “deus ex machina” tell us whiye is all deliberate, but that doesn’t save manebach book from itself.

The first few chapters were like drinking Snaple without shaking the bottle. May 15, Teresa rated it it was amazing Shelves: What fucking color am I? I guess, overall, I enjoyed the book, but it just didn’t touch me anry same way Mansbach’s subsequent novel, The End of the Jews, did.

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