They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

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 recall In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib's is a voice that matters. Whether he's attending a Bruce Sp...

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Title:They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us
Author:Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
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Genres:Nonfiction
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:222 pages pages

They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us Reviews

  • Renata
    Jan 09, 2018
    I L O V E D this. I forget where I saw it recommended but I almost didn't pick it up because it's a lot of music criticism of music I don't especially like, but it was overall so highly recommended that I checked it out. And I'm so glad I did!! The author is also a poet and you can def...
  • Tobias
    Sep 14, 2017
    Do you like excellent essays on subjects ranging from punk rock to familial complexities? Well then. ...
  • Melissa
    Dec 05, 2017
    "Joy, in these moments, is the sweetest meal that we keep chasing the perfect recipe for, among a world trying to gather all of the ingredients for itself. I need it to rest on my tongue especially when I am angry, especially when I am afraid, especially when nothing makes sense other ...
  • Kelly
    Jan 13, 2018
    An outstanding collection of essays about music, race, and life in contemporary America. Hanif is a black Muslim who grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and his writing on being who he is in that Midwest space is out of this world good. All of the essays have a connection to pop culture, and...
  • Jason Diamond
    Sep 17, 2017
    I've read five stellar essay collections that came out in 2017 and this one might sit at the top of the pile. Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib has this way of laying out whatever it is he wants to discuss, then beautifully diving into it and taking the reader in directions they weren't expectin...
  • Patrick McG
    Nov 23, 2017
    When I got this book in the mail, I went a little crazy with the letter opener, leaving a long straight cut down the center of the cover. I am sorry. To have something this beautiful, so damaged. ...
  • Madison
    Jan 03, 2018
    I'm in awe of this book. Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib managed something beautiful with these pieces, and I found myself misty-eyed over his description of venues I've been to, cities I've lived in, and bands I've seen a hundred times. He weaves those stories delicately within a larger narra...
  • Book Riot Community
    Sep 07, 2017
    Poet, writer, and critic Willis-Abdurraqib has written a series of smart essays about music and his thoughts and feelings about it in relation to current events and culture, including the Springsteen concert he attended the day after visiting Michael Brown?s grave and seeing PDA at a...
  • Pat
    Nov 11, 2017
    I'd never cried while reading an essay about fall out boy before, so that was new ...
  • Samantha Irby
    Dec 10, 2017
    CRACKED MY HEART WIDE OPEN ...