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Touré 1971-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 42 publications in 2 languages and 4,007 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Soul music  Funk (Music)  Rock music  Rhythm and blues music 
Classifications: PS3570.O768, 813.6
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Publications by Touré
Most widely held works by Touré
Who's afraid of post-blackness? : what it means to be Black now by Touré( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,022 libraries worldwide
In the age of Obama, racial attitudes have become more complicated and nuanced than ever before. Inspired by a president who is unlike any Black man ever seen on our national stage, we are searching for new ways of understanding Blackness. In this book, the author, a commentator and journalist tackles what it means to be Black in America today. He begins by examining the concept of "Post-Blackness," a term that defines artists who are proud to be Black but don't want to be limited by identity politics and boxed in by race. He soon discovers that the desire to be rooted in but not constrained by Blackness is everywhere. In this book he argues that Blackness is infinite, that any identity imaginable is Black, and that all expressions of Blackness are legitimate. -- From the publsher
Soul city by Touré( file )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 696 libraries worldwide
Soul City is an urban utopia, where the local house of worship is St. Pimp's House of Baptist Rapture, and the candidates for mayor are locked in a fierce battle for DJ supremacy. Into this wonderful place comes Cadillac Jackson, a journalist who falls for the beautiful Mahogany Sunflower--whose family posesses the ability to fly. Challenged by his dazzling surroundings, Cadillac looks deep within himself and begins to understand his true character
Soul city : a novel by Touré( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 686 libraries worldwide
Novel about an African-American utopia threatened by the darker side of human nature
The portable promised land : stories by Touré( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 606 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories takes place in the utopian world of Soul City and includes such tales as "The Sad, Sweet Story of Sugar Lips Shinehot" and "Afrolexicology: Today's Bi-Annual List of the Top 50 Words in African America."
I would die 4 u : why Prince became an icon by Touré( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
Examines the life, work, and cultural influence of the celebrated and controversial singer, songwriter, musician, and pop-culture icon
Never drank the kool-aid : essays by Touré( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
His name is Toure, just Toure, and like many of the musicians, athletes, and celebrities he's profiled, he has affected the way that we think about culture in America. He has profiled Eminem, 50 Cent, and Alicia Keys for the cover of Rolling Stone. He's played high stakes poker with Jay Z and basketball with Prince and Wynton Marsalis. In Toure's world, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. sits beside Condoleezza Rice who sits beside hip-hop pioneer Tupac Shakur, and all of them are fascinating company. This book is the chronicle of Toure's unparalleled journey through the American funhouse called pop culture. Its rooms are filled with creative, arrogant, kind, ordinary, and extraordinary people, most of whom happen to be famous. It is Toure's gift to be able to see through the artifice of their world and understand the genuine motivations behind their achievements, to see who they truly are as people. This is a searingly funny, surprisingly unguarded and deeply insightful look at a world few of us comprehend
Who's afraid of post-blackness? by Touré( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
A provocative look at what it means to be Black today. A memoir of the racist and racial incidents that have shaped Toure's life
The collection by Sly & the Family Stone (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Who's afraid of post-blackness? what it means to be Black now by Touré( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A provocative look at what it means to be Black today. It includes excerpts from over 100 interviews with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Cornel West, Skip Gates, Melissa Harris-Perry, Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, Glenn Ligon, Malcolm Gladwell, Paul Mooney, New York Governor David Paterson, Harold Ford, Jr., Soledad O'Brien, Kamala Harris, Chuck D, Questlove, and others
Oeuvres de P.J. de Béranger, mises dans un nouvel ordre et ornées de 40 gravures by Pierre-Jean de Béranger( Book )
1 edition published in 1828 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Soul city by Touré( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Soul City is an urban utopia, where the local house of worship is St. Pimp's House of Baptist Rapture, and the candidates for mayor are locked in a fierce battle for DJ supremacy. Into this wonderful place comes Cadillac Jackson, a journalist who falls for the beautiful Mahogany Sunflower--whose family posesses the ability to fly. Challenged by his dazzling surroundings, Cadillac looks deep within himself and begins to understand his true character
What makes a black book black? ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Panelists discussed what makes a black book black and what the pros and cons are of such a label. Mr. Watkins is the author of Who Killed Tiffany Jones, published by Amistad Press. Mr. Toure is the author of The Portable Promised Land, published by Little Brown and Company. Ms. Rhodes is the author of Douglass' Women, published by Pocket Books. Mr. Mansbach is the author of Shackling Water, published by Doubleday. After their discussion, they answered questions from the audience
Touré with Mat Johnson by Touré( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A contributing editor at Rolling Stone, Touré won the Sam Adams Short Story Contest sponsored by Zoetrope magazine. The stories in The Portable Promised Land introduce Soul City, an imagined utopia where magic happens and black is beautiful. Essence magazine says Philly's own Mat Johnson has written a novel that "...signals the arrival of a talented new fiction writer...adroit at both satire and creating memorable characters." Drop, which has been favorably compared to the early writings of James Baldwin and Ralph Ellison, offers a wild ride through class-consciousness and self-consciousness
Toure's Theory by Touré( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2013 in No Linguistic Content and held by 1 library worldwide
Shades of hip hop. the cypher ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
In 1997, the Village Voice put together a panel of up and coming Hip Hop artists who have since left their mark on the culture. The conversation was heated, emotional, and very personal. Plus, one of the classic battles of the rap game was launched while Shades ... caught it all on video. To help us get back to that era, pop-culture/urban entertainment journalist and contributing editor to Rolling Stone magazine, Toure gives us his perspective as the young writer who captured the classic event in print. Also, don't miss the commentary after the feature about Hip Hop, the radio, and much more
In the End, Black Men Must Lead by Touré( Book )
in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
How hip-hop dominates modern culture ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in No Linguistic Content and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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English (39)
French (1)
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