When We Speak of Nothing by Olumide Popoola

When We Speak of Nothing

Olumide Popoola

The intense friendship between Abu and Karl is a thing of beauty which offsets the otherwise troubled existence of these two teens. The author tackles the sensitive topics of racism and transgenderism, adopting a tell-it-like-it-is directness that is both educational and refreshing.

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No one had a thing, not one single bit of competition, nothing at all, on Abu. That guy was major correct, knew how to brother from another mother like nobody else.

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