Catalog

Up to 10 holds can now be placed on titles system-wide. See owwl.org for further details.

Record Details

Catalog Search


9781984801197

A little devil in America : notes in praise of black performance

Image of item
Book
"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 minstrelentertainers 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 performancepervades 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"--

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.
Location Call Number /
Shelving Location
Barcode Status /
Due Date
Gainesville Public Library - Silver Springs 791.08 Abd (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52138300266009
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Macedon Public Library 791.08 ABD (Text)
Adult New Nonfiction
52121300686301
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

Additional Resources