Self-Definition Through Uncertainty

A Review of Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram


  • Blake Overman Wichita State University



Darius the Great is Not Okay (2018) is an evocative tale of a young man and his journey for self-actualization. Darius Kellner is unique. He has a love for The Lord of the Rings and Star Trek and a steeping love for tea. Rather than sports and girls, Darius often pursues profound thoughts and enlightening reflections, revealing some advanced understandings of his own feelings. Life is stagnating for Darius. He battles bullies,the Soulless Minions of Orthodoxy, as Darius terms them,expectations of his father, and depression.

Author Biography

  • Blake Overman, Wichita State University

    Blake Overman is committed to collaborating to find ways to reach a wide breadth of students and create impactful instruction and lasting literacies. Placing great emphasis on relevance, he hopes to engage his students to apply themselves in his classroom. He appreciates mutual initiatives amongst unique identities. An avid lover of visual media, particularly film, he is excited to incorporate it into his curriculum. In May 2020, he completed his BA in English Education 6-12 with a minor in Theater at Wichita State University. Blake hopes to pursue his best self, through continued education and his students. He will begin a graduate teaching assistantship in Wichita State's English Department in fall 2020 where he is pursuing his master's degree. Blake can be reached at






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