How to Rent a Negro

How to Rent a Negro

by damali ayo
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How to Rent a Negro by damali ayo

A hilarious and satirical look at race relations that is almost too close for comfort, this pseudo-guidebook gives both renters and rentals "much-needed" advice and tips on technique. Reframing actual stories, techniques, requests, and responses gathered from the author's more than 30 years of research and experience, tips are provided in step-by-step outlines for renters to get the most for their money, and how rentals can become successful and wealthy, what they should wear, and topics of conversation to avoid. The book also serves up photo-dramatizations of some of the popular approaches covered in the book, handy tip-boxes, frequently asked questions for renters and rentals, a "How do I know if I'm being rented" quiz, a glossary of important terms, and "quickie" insta-rentals for those who need to rent on the go. Punctuated by quotes from former renters, and featuring rental diaries based on real encounters, this satire shocks and amuses, presenting a strikingly stark mirror of human relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781569762318
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

damali ayo's web site,, has been featured in media outlets including, the Chicago Tribune, Harpers,, the, and the Washington Post. A conceptual artist, she explores social issues through visual art and performance. She has received international acclaim and has been interviewed on the radio by Brian Lehrer, Joe Madison, Mancow Muller, and Tavis Smiley among others.

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How to Rent a Negro 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm sure it's probably a really good read but from the title, I'm not sure we're at a place where that kind of title is funny it's just me but i'm kind of offended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Because I read this book I now realize that I have been an uncompensated Rental all my life! I plan to change that! :-) (Seriously, though, a great read for both black and white!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Black satire with truth and wit doesn't get any better than this book. Surely, diverse audiences will find Damali Ayo's book a hilarious and intelligent laugh fest. I think it should be required reading, especially for Blacks and Whites.