'Ghetty Gospel' by Isaac Harris
Ghetty Gospel is a triptych of uncompromising stories set in Black America, nauseating sketches of souls getting by "in a country a' rot", the grim landscape gilded in desperate faith and an impasto of eclectic mythology. The protagonists lose grip on a reality that was never really offered, never allowed, probably never existed; Isaac Harris creates this biome of négritude through a narrator which haunts Slim, Maurice, Luis, Black and Blud as they're incarcerated in a corner of our very own world, an existence that is so consuming it becomes a fully realised dystopia in itself, a Godforsaken fate, an overwhelming truth.
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