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Dated Emcees

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780872867024
Author(s): Chinaka Hodge
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Publisher: City Lights Books
Dimensions: 135 x 198 x 5 (w x l x h)
Pages: 64
Series: City Lights/Sister Spit

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Chinaka Hodge came of age along with hip-hop--and its influence on her suitors became inextricable from their personal interactions. Form blends with content in Dated Emcees as she examines her love life through the lens of hip-hop's best known orators, characters, archetypes and songs, creating a new and inventive narrative about the music that shaped the craggy heart of a young woman poet, just as it also changed the global landscape of pop. Praise for Dated Emcees: 'In the old tellings hip-hop was a woman, a certain kind--one needing, even begging to be saved. In Dated Emcees, Chinaka Hodge gives her a voice and she tells of her loves and desires, her traumas and pains in words as hard, as lit, as loving, cunning, cutting, ecstatic, as tender and devastating as her big world requires. This is poetry that, in its infinite power and intimate grace, will still turn in your mind long after the music is over.'--Jeff Chang, author of Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America 'Hodge writes with an unpredictable, rare honesty. This collection quietly and simply illustrates love in a complicated world.'
--Donald Glover AKA Childish Gambino 'This is an absolute powerhouse of a book, and a new pinnacle for Chinaka Hodge. There's enough beauty and heartbreak and melancholy and humor and sorrow in here for three collections, or two lifetimes. Hodge's writing is so incredibly specific but somehow universal, Please click here to ask a question
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