A Little Devil in America In Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib

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2021

A Little Devil in America  In Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib


A Little Devil in America In Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib
epub | 793.99 KB | English | Isbn:1984801198 | Author: Hanif Abdurraqib | PAge: 273 | Year: 2021



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A stirring meditation on Black performance in America from the New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain

"Whether heralding unsung entertainers or reexamining legends, Hanif Abdurraqib weaves together gorgeous essays that reveal the resilience, heartbreak, and joy within Black performance. I read this book breathlessly."-Brit Bennett, author of The Vanishing Half
At the March on Washington in 1963, Josephine Baker was fifty-seven years old, well beyond her most prolific days. But in her speech she was in a mood to consider her life, her legacy, her departure from the country she was now triumphantly returning to. "I was a devil in other countries, and I was a little devil in America, too," she told the crowd. Inspired by these few words, Hanif Abdurraqib has written a profound and lasting reflection on how Black performance is inextricably woven into the fabric of...


Category:Philosophy & Social Aspects of Music, Black & African American Literary Criticism, Music History & Criticism


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