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The end of Chiraq : a literary mixtape

Author: Javon Johnson; Kevin Coval; Young Chicago Authors (Organization),
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Second to none: Chicago stories.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of poems, rap lyrics, short stories, essays, interviews, and artwork about Chicago, the city that came to be known as ""Chiraq"" (""Chicago"" + ""Iraq""), and the people who  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Literature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Javon Johnson; Kevin Coval; Young Chicago Authors (Organization),
ISBN: 9780810137189 0810137186
OCLC Number: 1012346577
Description: xxi, 162 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface / Javon Johnson and Kevin Coval --
Intro / Javon Johnson --
Welcome to Chiraq --
On hearing King Louie / Andrew Barber --
When King Louie first heard the word Chiraq / Kevin Coval --
To live and die in "Chiraq" / Mariame Kaba --
Rome wasn't built in a day / Malcolm London --
Memories / Aneko Jackson --
Windowpain : Bryce Thomas / Nile Lansa --
My grandmother tells me and my cousins why she hates the word Chiraq ... / Demetrius Amparan --
Do we even need to be understood to get free? / Page May --
9 of disks / Fatimah Ashgar --
Frank Bradely : interview / by Aneko Jackson --
How America loves Chicago's ghosts more than the people still living in the city : an erasure poem / Jacqui Germain --
A tale of two & many cities --
I am Windy City / Patricia Frazier --
If you aren't from Chicago / Tim "Toaster" Henderson --
Concrete flowers / Aneko Jackson --
Chicago is the world's Harold's Chicken box / Kara Jackson --
When asked about Chicago : a confession / Alfonzo Kahlil --
History, as written by the victors / Krista Franklin --
Ye though I walk through Chi / Naudia j. Williams --
Ghazal for White Hen Pantry / Jamila Woods --
Holy hermosa / Sara Geiger --
Corn man on every corner / Sammy Ortega --
Into a white neighborhood / Melinda Hernandez --
Poem for Cal City : confession / Jose Olivarez --
In the Bridgeport row house / Natalie Richardson --
I'm from Chicago, but not really / Michael Cuaresma --
Daughter / Claire DeRosa --
Damon / Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Louder Than a Bomb Team. Flatline / Raymesha Henry --
Dboy black : a poem for Briyae / Brittney Kapri --
Black boy dreams / Aneko Jackson --
Ode to North Lawndale / Anton Charles Sanders --
Contesting the narrative --
Drill / Breanna Bonslater --
Why is the Chicago Police Department targeting Chief Keef? / Jake Krez --
We real / Kevin Coval --
Why do black boys smoke so much weed? / Demetrius Amparan --
Kill the noise(y) / Tara C. Mahadevan --
Windowpain : Raymond a.k.a. Lil' Ray / Nile Lansa --
The go / Marwin "Stark of HUEY" Williams --
Notes for Mars Blackmon on the making of Spike Lee's film Chi-raq / Kevin Coval --
Spike Lee's Chi-raq isn't strong enough to hold the city it exploits / Brittney Kapri --
Why I'm bootlegging Chi-raq / A Nate Marshall Joint --
The culture is the art --
Rethinking revolution : creating space for the black body through the spoken word / Alfonzo Kahlil --
Hip hop poet / Marvin Tate --
Woop wop de bam / Nate Marshall --
Search / KZ --
The stoop / Jalen Kobayashi --
Slay / KZ --
Speak / E'mon Lauren --
I tag CTA / Sammy Ortega --
Flower breaking through the concrete : an interview with Liz Lazdins / Leah Love --
In the business : a manifesto / Miguel Aguilar --
On afro-futurism : a roundtable with D. Denenge Akpem, Damon Locks, and Ytasha L. Womack / Leah Love --
Captives public showing / Matthew Wilbourn --
The future of Chicago --
Ghost town / Idris Goodwin --
Mama Emily tells the story / Sarah McKee --
Out the trap : building with the elephant rebellion / Grace Jones --
Paradise on fire / Jahnari Pruitt --
How to win reparations / Sarah Macaraeg and Yana Kunichoff --
By & by / Jamila Woods --
Somewhere, upcoming / Kara Jackson --
Toward the unreasonable / Page May and Nate Marshall --
Water pressure / Sammy Ortega --
#blacklivesmatter and ... the six unconditionals / Dr. Haki Madhubuti --
Ode to dawn / Gellila Asmanmaw --
Outro / Kevin Coval.
Series Title: Second to none: Chicago stories.
Responsibility: edited by Javon Johnson and Kevin Coval ; with writers from Young Chicago Authors & Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival.

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