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Black Buck

An intellectual and captivating work of satire, Black Buck serves as an instruction manual for Black and brown people working in white-dominated spaces.

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Review of ‘Black Buck’

In his debut novel, Mateo Askaripour offers a witty yet thrilling examination of the complexities of race in corporate America. The novel centers on Darren Vender, a 22-year-old Black man who shares a Brooklyn brownstone with his mother and works as a shift leader at Starbucks. Despite graduating at the top of his high school…

Interview with Mateo Askaripour

After learning what it takes to make it in the corporate world, Mateo Askaripour spins that knowledge into gold in his riotous first novel, Black Buck.

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