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April 6, 2021 42 min

In the most highly anticipated episode in our 3 seasons, we are joined in our virtual studios by award-winning author Hanif Abdurraqib. The lyrical genius who’s authored popular bestsellers such as Go Ahead in The Rain, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, A Fortune For Your Disaster and The Crown Ain’t Worth Much met with us to share his perspective on writing and the creative process. 

Hanif is a poet, essayist and culture critic based in Columbus, Ohio. The gifted creative spoke to us about the genesis of his passion - which was a skill cultivated from youth. He opened up about the process, the precision and pursuit that’s made his life’s work. His books are pure brilliance and profoundly capture what lies at the intersection between music and culture. This remarkably open conversation authentically exposes how Hanif sees his craft and the world.  

And while you tune in, enjoy Hanif’s take on his latest work - A Little Devil in America - an exploration on black performance. Another powerful book amongst a library of critically important work. 

Enjoy this must-listen experience from a must-read author. 

About Hanif Abdurraqib 

Hanif has been featured in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, the New Yorker, The NY Times and many other journals. He has published several books including Go Ahead In the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest and his latest work A Little Devil in America

  • Hanif Abdurraqib website 
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