Nkosi Ife Bandele has written screenplays and has three novels completed. He lives in New York City. He works as an adjunct professor at several New York City universities teaching academic writing and the occasional literature course. So yes, Nkosi Ife Bandele tells stories. In addition to his novels though, he writes articles and theatrical scripts.
An excerpt from his novel The Ape is Dead! is featured on the cover of Hobart Magazine,http://www.hobartpulp.com/preview/web_features/huff-and-puff. Excerpts also appear in Crescendo City and great weather for MEDIA’s Animal But Merciful. Excerpts from his unpublished novel Scott Freeare featured in Moonshot magazine’s issue #5 and currently in Akashic Books THURSDAZE flash fiction series, http://www.akashicbooks.com/if-you-leave-a-twenty-and-a-crackhead-alone-in-your-room-its-your-own-damn-fault-by-eshu-bandele/.
The Ape is Dead
The story of a young black student’s journey towards true love.
Insightful and funny, an excellent read.
“Soup” doesn’t wanna be a soft brother hooked up with a white girl, but damn his white girlfriend is cool, and fine! His so-called liberal college is politicized to the extreme, with a variety of interested parties insisting that he color-coordinate-date, and so he punks out and dumps his girl, and in the process learns about love, life, and the choices we make.
Scott Free is an on the road story about an African American aspiring filmmaker stuck, ironically, working the concession stand at an upscale New York City movie theatre, while also trying to negotiate his dead-end relationships. He hops a Greyhound Bus $99 Special, but en route to Hollywood lands in San Francisco where he becomes a professional toilet bowl cleaner, “Scotty Tissues,” and realizes that his life West resembles his life East as there’s really no escaping oneself.
The Beast, a novella in
CRIMSON ENDINGS, the second of the Crimson Tales series