Hanif Abdurragib at City Arts

Hanif Abdurragib at City Arts

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A cultural critic for our times, Hanif Abdurraqib seamlessly blends personal narrative with observations on music, race, and now sports. He’s joined by journalist and podcast host Shereen Marisol Meraji to talk about his new book, There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension.

Hanif Abdurragib

Since his 2016 debut poetry collection The Crown Ain’t Worth MuchHanif Abdurraqib’s writing has earned him numerous accolades as a poet, essayist, and music critic. Easily moving from emotionally riveting examinations of Black identities to academic explorations of punk scenes to analyses of contemporary popular artists, Abdurraqib’s work is full of uninhibited curiosity, revolutionary honesty, and a singular intelligence. His first essay collection, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was named a best book of 2017 by NPR, Pitchfork, the Los Angeles Review, and Esquire. His forthcoming memoir, There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension, traces his relationship with basketball while uncovering how we decide who is deserving of success.

Shereen Marisol Meraji is a professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism, where she also serves as the head of audio. She is a founder of NPR’s award-winning podcast Code Switch, which Apple Podcasts named its first-ever “Show of the Year.”

Tickets include a copy of There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension

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Event date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94117
There's Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593448793
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Published: Random House - March 26th, 2024

The Crown Ain't Worth Much By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781943735044
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Published: Button Poetry - July 19th, 2016

They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us By Hanif Abdurraqib, Eve L. Ewing (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Hanif Abdurraqib, Eve L. Ewing (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781937512651
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Two Dollar Radio - November 7th, 2017