Ungrateful: A Novel

Ungrateful: A Novel

by Kenya Nelson
Ungrateful: A Novel

Ungrateful: A Novel

by Kenya Nelson

Paperback(Revised ed.)

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Inspired by Me Too and its international impact, "Ungrateful" is a tale of a young woman's fight against abuse, drugs, and the sex trafficking of minors in the music industry.

Alimah Kebede is dissatisfied with her father's management, despite his hard work that made her debut album go platinum. He pushes her as an R&B star—but Alimah's heart is set on breaking barriers as a Black woman in alternative rock. Elliot Hunter, the CEO of Aten Records, lures Alimah with promises of giving her the rock career she desires—if she fires her father. Desperate for creative freedom and independence from her dysfunctional family, Alimah fires her dad and starts a relationship with Elliot. But, how deep is Alimah willing to slip into Elliot's dark world to reach rock stardom? Will she risk her soul—and possibly her life—and make the most of it? Or return to her family and face being blackballed?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578357867
Publisher: Vita Neon Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2020
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Writing has been in Kenya’s blood since childhood. At ten, she wrote and illustrated a series of children's books that she sold at the Detroit Art Festival. Then she went on to complete her first unpublished novel at fifteen. She has received numerous writing awards throughout her youth, including the NAACP Act-So Award for playwriting at 16.

In 2008, she received a B.A. in English from Michigan State University. Initially, she had dreams of being an author and was offered admission to both the University of Tampa and Queens University of Charlotte for their low-residency MFA creative writing programs. However, she decided to pursue a Master's in Teaching English as a second language (TESL) at Hamline University.
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