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Hanif Abdurraqib

Författare till They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

11+ verk 1,321 medlemmar 37 recensioner 2 favoritmärkta

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The best kind of writing is the kind that challenges you, makes you feel uncomfortable, and elicits an emotional reaction that you didn't see coming.

Each and every piece in this collection exhibits the best kind of writing.
 
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cbwalsh | 3 andra recensioner | Sep 13, 2023 |
I tackled this book because it fell under the auspices of Black performers and their impact on culture and audiences. There is a justified rage permeating through the book that makes for an emotionally difficult read. Yet I was spellbound on the chapter about a female magician named Ellen Armstrong. The chapter ends with a treatise by the author that states, “You who might read this or hear this or stumble upon it and hope to find some answer or absolution within. This goes out to the sins; I cannot crawl myself out of in order to forgive the ones you might be buried under. This one goes out to all of the best stories I have never told. The ones I will hold close until I can pass them down to someone ese who pass them down. I have no real magic to promise any of you. I am praying for the most unspectacular exits.”
His impressions of Merry Clayton, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Joe Tex, and Aretha Franklin are gut wrenching discourses that will compel you to rethink these artists and how you have related to them.
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GordonPrescottWiener | 14 andra recensioner | Aug 24, 2023 |
Beautiful use of the page (think Kwame Alexander or Jason Reynolds, or even Sharon Creech). I would recommend this title to lovers of poetry and novel in verse, particularly those who are willing to take time to reflect, and want a short read that sticks with them for a while.

"I might undo the forest winding its way along the sides of my face so that I can more closely resemble a man worthy of waking to roses at his feet in a kill or be killed" (23)
 
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ACLopez6 | 3 andra recensioner | Feb 25, 2023 |
I love how mr Abdurraqib speaks. I enjoy this book. This book is important to me because it helped me to regenerate broken inside me. The way it is written, you know, this book heals.
 
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vexierspiegel | 8 andra recensioner | Jan 9, 2023 |

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Verk
11
Även av
6
Medlemmar
1,321
Popularitet
#19,459
Betyg
½ 4.4
Recensioner
37
ISBN
46
Språk
1
Favoritmärkt
2

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