The Last White Man
by Mohsin Hamid
Mohsin Hamid’s gift for exploring deep and complex issues in original ways is on full display with The Last White Man. Anders wakes up one morning to find that his skin has turned dark. At first, as he navigates this new self, he only tells his girlfriend, Oona. As reports of similar transformations around the land become more and more frequent, Anders reveals himself to family and friends, forcing everyone to grapple with old prejudices as they reexamine their relationships with one another. The brilliance of this book is the way in which Hamid explores a full range of human emotions as he brings his characters together, envisioning a hopeful future of empathy and understanding.