They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us Paperback – November 7, 2017 by Hanif Abdurraqib

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[236 Pages]

PUB:November 07, 2017

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Author: Abdurraqib Hanif

Brand: Two Dollar Radio

Edition: Reprint

Package Dimensions: 25x188x363

Number Of Pages: 236

Release Date: 07-11-2017

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*2018 “12 best books to give this holiday season” ―TODAY Show*Best Books of 2018 ―Rolling Stone”A Best Book of 2017″ ―NPR, Buzzfeed, Paste Magazine, Esquire, Chicago Tribune, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, CBC, Stereogum, National Post, Entropy, Heavy, Book Riot, Chicago Review of Books, The Los Angeles Review, Michigan Daily*American Booksellers Association (ABA) ‘December 2017 Indie Next List Great Reads’ *Midwest Indie Bestseller
In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif 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, 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―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.
“Funny, painful, precise, desperate, and loving throughout. Not a day has sounded the same since I read him.” ―Greil Marcus, Village Voice
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* 2018 “12 best books to give this holiday season” ―TODAY (Elizabeth Acevedo)* Best Books of 2017 ―Rolling Stone (2018), NPR, Buzzfeed, Paste Magazine, Esquire, Chicago Tribune, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, CBC, Stereogum, National Post, Entropy, Heavy, Book Riot, Chicago Review of Books, The Los Angeles Review, Michigan Daily* American Booksellers Association (ABA) ‘December 2017 Indie Next List Great Reads’ * Midwest Indie Bestseller
“I loved, like beyond all measure, Hanif Abdurraqib’s They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us. It’s a collection of essays about music and culture that are written with such insight and tenderness that I read it in a day and immediately read the whole thing again… It’s spectacular.”―Samantha Irby in The New York Times
“Rhythmic repetition makes for roaring passages that beg to be read aloud, but for all his poetic muscularity, Abdurraqib understands the value of linguistic economy.”―Pete Tosiello, The Washington Post
“The Ohio poet/critic digs deep into what it means to be American in our moment ― and how much music has to do with it.”―Rolling Stone, The Best Music Books of 2018, (by Jon Dolan & Kory Grow & Rob Sheffield & Andy Greene & Will Hermes)
“Abdurraqib writes about the music he holds dear, and the experiences which have embedded this music in his life, with such lyricism that the writing nears music itself―and his love of the subject is palpable.”―Arianna Rebolini, Buzzfeed, Best Nonfiction Books Of 2017
“Abdurraqib explores America through its popular culture.”―Jason Diamond, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, 2017 Favorites
“Excellent collection of essays on music, mortality and being black in America… magnetic and poignant, and tinged with heartache.”―Nikesh Shukla, The Guardian
“[Abdurraqib] invites us to acknowledge the unbridgeable gaps formed by centuries of history, to observe with respect the moments that don’t include us all, and to cherish all the more the opportunities we have for empathy, which bring us as close as we can get to harmony.”―Aida Amoako, Prospect
“With a voice that rings clear off the page, Abdurraqib is an accomplished wordsmith, whose reflections on pop culture are intensely personal, political and utterly compelling.”―CBC (Canada)
“Abdurraqib will make you think critically about music and the culture it influences, and his thoughts will stay with you long after y

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