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a collection of essays by
Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib


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LIST PRICE: 15.99
PAGES: 222
PRINT ISBN: 978-1-937512-65-1
DIGITAL ISBN: 978-1-937512-66-8
RELEASE DATE: 11/2017

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"Willis-Abdurraqib bridges the bravado and bling of praise with the blood and tears of elegy."
—Terrance Hayes


Synopsis

In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib's is a voice that matters. Whether he's attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown's grave, or discussing public displays of affection at a Carly Rae Jepsen show, he writes with a poignancy and magnetism that resonates profoundly.

In the wake of the nightclub attacks in Paris, he recalls how he sought refuge as a teenager in music, at shows, and wonders whether the next generation of young Muslims will not be afforded that opportunity now. While discussing the everyday threat to the lives of black Americans, Willis-Abdurraqib recounts the first time he was ordered to the ground by police officers: for attempting to enter his own car.

In essays that have been published by the New York Times, MTV, and Pitchfork, among others—along with original, previously unreleased essays—Willis-Abdurraqib uses music and culture as a lens through which to view our world, so that we might better understand ourselves, and in so doing proves himself a bellwether for our times.

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Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib author of They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism has been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New York Times, and MTV News, where is a columnist. His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was published in 2016 by Button Poetry.

 

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LIST PRICE: $15.99
PAGES: 222
PRINT ISBN: 978-1-937512-65-1
DIGITAL ISBN: 978-1-937512-66-8
RELEASE DATE: 11/2017
SIZE: 5.5" x 7.5"

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