Christian S. Staff Picks


 

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Spoken Word: A Cultural History By Joshua Bennett Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525657019
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Published: Knopf - March 28th, 2023

Spoken word artist + scholar Joshua Bennett packs heart and dynamism into this detailed, yet readable, history of the NYC spoken word movement. Extraordinary from beginning to end.

-- Christian


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In Search of a Beautiful Freedom: New and Selected Essays By Farah Jasmine Griffin Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780393355772
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 28th, 2023

Whew!! Let me tell you something... Dr. Griffin is a titan. A spirit-filled observer of life, music, and the Black literary tradition. This eloquent (& gloriously lyrical) essay collection will not disappoint.

-- Christian


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How to Defend Yourself (Yale Drama Series) By Liliana Padilla, Ayad Akhtar (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Liliana Padilla, Ayad Akhtar (Foreword by)
$23.95
ISBN: 9780300251593
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Published: Yale University Press - September 22nd, 2020

A BOLD & FRESH new play about desire, toxic gender roles & the stickiness of growing up Gen Z. Written by one of our community's sharpest new playwrights, this play will either have you in your feelings or ready to karate-chop some ass.

-- Christian