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My Once Upon a Time
Published by Abacus (2000 / 2001)

"A writer of vibrant originality...This is a book that turns rhapsodic, exhilarating and poignant. Adebayo is a real find, and My Once Upon a Time a magical fairy-tale for our times"
Daily Telegraph

"Boasting all the vibrant wit, imagination and emotion of a true classic, My Once Upon A Time effortlessly blends past myth with future realism in groundbreaking-style. Adebayo has created a Pilgrim's Progress for our times."
Straight No Chaser

Some Kind of Black
Published by Virago (1996) and Abacus (1997)

"Has the rare, incandescent energy of a story that's never been told. A classic coming-of-age tale...marks the debut of a serious talent."

"It is difficult to discuss the book without talking in terms of its uniqueness - and without resorting to superlatives...a tremendously rich, subtle and nuanced read."
The Scotsman


A ‘First Story’ anthology edited by
Diran Adebayo

Work in progress:

'The Ballad of Dizzy and Miss P'

Diran reads a section from his new novel - click here to listen

Some Kind of Black

About 'Some Kind of Black' - click here to listen
Dele and Andria in two spots of bother - click here to listen

My Once Upon A Time

About 'My Once Upon A Time'. On Old world black (African) versus New World Black, book covers and how to be a fetishist in two easy steps - click here to listen
Intro/ Outro. A mystery man - click here to listen
Outside da Club ('Ice-Cream') - click here to listen
Boy in the last-chance saloon (Music: Wu-Tang's 'Heaven and Hell') - click here to listen

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