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A LITTLE DEVIL IN AMERICA

Notes in Praise of Black Performance

by Abdurraqib, Hanif

A joyful, personal and introspective examination of black performance in America, in which race, history, culture, and entertainment collide

From breakout writer and peerless new voice Hanif Abdurraqib, the New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest, comes a personal and introspective examination of black performance in America, in which race, history, culture, and entertainment collide.

A Little Devil in America is Abdurraqib's most exquisite writing to date. It is a profound act of artistry that is both wide-reaching and deeply focused: an entrancing meditation on the nature of black performance. The book is a celebration of the surprising ways in which black people have persevered, struggled, built a culture in an inhospitable land, and lived with joy and exuberance. It is filled with jubilation.

It is also filled with mourning. It is Abdurraqib at his most vulnerable and personal.

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Much was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Prize, and was nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. His first collection of essays, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us was named a book of the year by BuzzFeed, Esquire, NPR, O: The Oprah Magazine, Paste, CBC, The Los Angeles Review, Pitchfork, and Chicago Tribune, among others. His most recent book, Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list.

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