2023: The Last White Man
One morning, a man wakes up to find that his skin has turned dark and that the reflection in the mirror seems a stranger to him. At first he shares his secret only with an old friend turned new lover. Soon, reports of similar transformations begin to surface. Across the land, people are awakening in new incarnations, uncertain how their neighbors, friends, and family will greet them. These are the catalyzing events of The Last White Man, the latest novel by internationally acclaimed writer MOHSIN HAMID, who will speak to PBS NewsHour’s JEFFREY BROWN about his fiction and the themes of loss, race, identity, and connection to which he keeps returning.