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Author Abdurraqib, Hanif, 1983- author.

Title A little devil in america [Overdrive electronic resource] : Notes in praise of black performance. Hanif Abdurraqib.

Imprint 2021.
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Summary "A Little Devil in America is an urgent project that unravels all modes and methods of black performance, in this moment when black performers are coming to terms with their value, reception, and immense impact on America. With sharp insight, humor, and heart, Abdurraqib examines how black performance happens in specific moments in time and space--midcentury Paris, the moon, or a cramped living room in Columbus, Ohio. At the outset of this project, Abdurraqib became fascinated with clips of black minstrel entertainers like William Henry Lane, better known as Master Juba. Knowing there was something more complicated and deep-seated in the history and legacy of minstrelsy, Abdurraqib uncovered questions and tensions that help to reveal how black performance pervades all areas of American society. Abdurraqib's prose is entrancing and fluid as he leads us along the links in his remarkable trains of thought. A Little Devil in America considers, critques, and praises performance in music, sports, writing, comedy, grief, games, and love"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York : Random House, 2021. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 858 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject African Americans in the performing arts.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Race identity.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
Genre Electronic books.
Other Form: Original 9781984801197
ISBN 9781984801210 (electronic bk)
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