In Light: Stories of Urban Resurrection, R. Kayeen Thomas writes short stories of the Black experience within the inner city in his unique and poetic voice, covering topics like race, drugs, prostitution, and more.
A collection of powerful short stories that dig deep into the realm of urban culture and emerge with such intense and thought-provoking messages that they will leave the reader astounded. These stories take issues of race and urban culture and combine them to create fictional passages with real-life implications.
R. Kayeen Thomas is an author, poet, playwright, hip-hop artist, journalist, and social justice advocate. He self-published his first book, Light: Stories of Urban Resurrection, during his junior year at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. His novel, Antebellum, has garnered praise from such notables as Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and received acclaim from numerous publications, including Publishers Weekly. It won the 2013 Phillis Wheatley Book Award for First Fiction and was a 2013 Literary Work-Debut Author nominee for the NAACP Image Award. He resides in Washington, DC, with his wife and daughter.