Melancholy Funk is a multi-faceted love story with many moving parts. It is set in the metropolitan swagger of the spoken word poetry world of inner-city Washington D.C. Malik, a 24-year-old writer struggles with his own inner fear of success as a novelist while balancing a career with an up-and-coming magazine and a demanding girlfriend. Monica is a 23-year-old Junior Vice-President at a securities company. She is fast tracking her way to the top and looks to Malik to do the same.
Melancholy Funk focuses on the strengths and opportunities in growth for these young people trying to make sense of their lives through a series of real life dramas that force realistic views of themselves as well as those around them.
This novel is an emotional rollercoaster ride as other characters such as Mrs. Datworth, Monica’s mother- a well-to-do upper class snob who dislikes Malik and Monica’s affection for him, Lyric, the other love interest of Malik, Taeyesha, Monica’s best friend who, for reasons unknown also dislikes Malik, and a whole host of other supporting cast members help guide our principles through this maze of the real.
This book is a celebration of Black culture through words and poetry. It is a collage of different experiences blended together to tell a tale of redemption, love and self-actualization . It’s Melancholy Funk
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