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Stories from the tenants downstairs / Sidik Fofana.

Fofana, Sidik, (author.). Fofana, Sidik. Rent manual. (Added Author). Fofana, Sidik. Okiedokie. (Added Author). Fofana, Sidik. Ms. Dallas. (Added Author). Fofana, Sidik. Young entrepreneurs of Miss Bristol's front porch. (Added Author). Fofana, Sidik. Camaraderie. (Added Author). Fofana, Sidik. Lite feet. (Added Author). Fofana, Sidik. Tumble. (Added Author). Fofana, Sidik. Federation for the like-minded. (Added Author).


Like Gloria Naylor's The Women of Brewster Place and Lin Manuel Miranda's In the Heights, Sidik Fofana's electrifying collection of eight interconnected stories showcases the strengths, struggles, and hopes of one residential community in a powerful storytelling experience.Each short story follows a tenant in the Banneker Homes, a low-income high rise in Harlem where gentrification weighs on everyone's mind. There is Swan in apartment 6B, whose excitement about his friend's release from prison jeopardizes the life he's been trying to lead. Mimi, in apartment 14D, who hustles to raise the child she had with Swan, waitressing at Roscoe's and doing hair on the side. And Quanneisha B. Miles, a former gymnast with a good education who wishes she could leave Banneker for good, but can't seem to escape the building's gravitational pull. We root for these characters and more as they weave in and out of each other's lives, endeavoring to escape from their pasts and blaze new paths forward for themselves and the people they love.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982145811
  • ISBN: 1982145811
  • Physical Description: ix, 211 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2022.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Rent manual -- The okiedokie -- Ms. Dallas -- The young entrepreneurs of Miss Bristol's front porch -- Camaraderie -- Lite feet -- Tumble -- Federation for the like-minded.
Subject: Apartment houses > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Gentrification > Fiction.
City and town life > Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Short stories.

Available copies

  • 7 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ray County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ray County Library.


  • 1 current hold with 7 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ray County Library F FOF (Text) 2901856647 Adult Fiction Available -

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