Book cover of A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqibby Hanif Abdurraqib

From breakout writer and peerless new voice Hanif Abdurraqib, the New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest, comes a personal and introspective examination of black performance in America, in which race, history, culture, and entertainment collide.

They Don’t Dance No Mo’ 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.

Author’s Podcast

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Interview with the Author

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Ep. 160 Black People Doing Spectacular Things with Hanif Abdurraqib
4/21/21        72 min

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Brené with Hanif Abdurraqib on Art, Culture, and Black Performance
3/31/21        73 min

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38. Hanif Abdurraqib Illuminates the History of Black Entertainment with ‘A Little Devil in America’
6/10/21        32 min

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Hanif Abdurraqib – Moments of Shared WItnessing
4/29/21        51 min

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Hanif Abdurraqib’s Rabbit Holes into Great Black Performance
3/30/21         26 min

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