Nkosi Ife Bandele writes for periodicals, stage, TV, and film. His debut novel, The Ape is Dead!, is about a black student’s journey toward true love on Columbia University’s politically-charged campus in the late 1980’s when an alleged racist attack perpetrated by a gang of white football players prompts a city-wide crisis.
“It’s a wonderful, honest description of student life.” –Amazon Book Review
His second novel, The Beast, featured in Crimson Cloak Publishing’s Crimson Endings is based on the true story of his brief relationship with infamous New York City cop killer Larry Davis (subject of the biggest manhunt in New York State history, and since featured on BET’s American Gangster). He wrote a series of articles provocative enough to have Davis contact him while still on the lam. The story is about how a hip hop reporter gets caught up in the mix of murder mystery of a black cop killer and his subsequent assassination.
His novels, including his upcoming Scott Free (May 2019), are published by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Click here to purchase them now.
His short fiction include his hilarious “Fuckity, Fuck Fuck, Fuck,” “Fuckity Fuck Fuck Fuck Part 2: Shit, Shit, Shit, Shit, Shit,” “Itty Bitty Tittty Committee,” “Use Your Words,” “An unHappy Meal,” and “if you leave a twenty and a crackhead alone in your room, it’s your own damn fault!” These are all published by Akashic books.
Check out his blog “That N-word’s Crazy!” and follow him on his Facebook Fan Page.