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Holler if you hear me : searching for Tupac Shakur

Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Through original interviews and reporting, [the author] offers us a wholly original understanding of the controversial icon who has been called the 'black Elvis'."--Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dyson, Michael Eric.
Holler if you hear me.
New York : Basic Civitas Books, c2001
(OCoLC)606629713
Named Person: Tupac Shakur; Tupac Shakur
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Eric Dyson
ISBN: 046501755X 9780465017553 0465017568 9780465017560
OCLC Number: 47289346
Description: 292 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preface : "I always wanted to make a book out of my life" : in search of Tupac --
Childhood chains, adolescent aspirations --
1. "Dear mama" : motherhood and a hood's mother --
2. "The son of a panther" : a postrevolutionary childhood --
3. "No Malcolm X in my history text" : school, learning, and Tupac's books --
Portraits of an artist --
4. "Give me a paper and a pen" : Tupac's place in hip-hop --
5. "For all the real niggas out there" : authenticity blues --
Bodies and beliefs --
6. "Do we hate our women?" : female per versions --
7. "But do the Lord care?" : God, suffering, compassion, and death in the ghetto --
8. "I got your name tatted on my arm" : reading the black body --
Epilogue : "how long will they mourn me?" : posthumous presences of a ghetto saint.
Responsibility: Michael Eric Dyson.
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"Through original interviews and reporting, [the author] offers us a wholly original understanding of the controversial icon who has been called the 'black Elvis'."--Dust jacket.

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