His works focused around what it means to be black and gay in the southern United States. Some of Kenan's most notable works include the collection of short stories Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, named a New York Times Notable Book in 1992, A Visitation of Spirits, and The Fire This Time.
Kenan died on August 28, 2020 at the age of 57.
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- WRAL (2020-08-29). "UNC English professor, key writer on Black and gay culture, passes away :". WRAL.com. Retrieved 2020-08-29.