A teenager is insidiously bullied as her YouTube following soars; an assistant professor finds himself losing a subtle war against his office mate; a nurse is worn down by the demand for her skills as a funeral singer. And across a series of stories, a young woman grows up, negotiating and renegotiating her identity.


This electric collection of short stories marks the arrival of a remarkable writer and an urgent new voice.


*Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction 2019*


*Shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2019*


•    ISBN 10: 1784706582 
•    ISBN13: 9781784706586

Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires