The Black List says, “Professor Marvel is an outside-the-box and thought-provoking read that keeps the reader in anticipation of what’s to come over the course of the story.”
Dubbed “Professor Marvel,” a popular black male professor at a predominantly white, women’s college who freaks when a radical feminist compares him to the Kansas charlatan turned Wizard of Oz. His dubiousness is confirmed when he succumbs to the charms of a student, an aspiring fashion model.
Meanwhile, he keeps a secret affair with an older feminist colleague. The she-it hits the fan when her estranged husband becomes jealous and challenges him to a fistfight. Certain he’ll be blamed when the old man’s pacemaker explodes, Professor Marvel takes flight.
His prior indiscretion eventually catches up to him when he discovers the fashion model exploits a sex tape as her steppingstone to fame.
By Nkosi Ife Bandele
Publisher: Crimson Cloak Publishing
Published: March 1, 2022
Genre: Literary Fiction
About the Author:
Nkosi Ife Bandele tells stories. He writes for periodicals, stage, TV, and film. His extended fiction, The Ape is Dead!, The Beast, and Scott Free are published by Crimson Cloak Publishing. His short fiction, including the outrageous “Itty Bitty Titty Committee,” appears in Akashic Book’s Terrible Twosdays series
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