Paul Beatty’s The Sellout w/ Kelly Helms

February 5, 2017

What would happen if peak Dave Chappelle had incredible literary powers and wrote a book...about a black man reinstating slavery and segeration in modern day America? You'd end up with something like Paul Beatty's The Sellout, winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize.

Claude teams up with Kelly Helms, former English instructor and Paul Beatty superfan, to talk about the startling, hilarious, and uncomfortable work that is The Sellout.

Kelly shares about the time Paul Beatty called him out, why one of his black students always skipped class for discussion days on Beatty's work, and what we took away from this jarring and powerful read.

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