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When Rap Spoke Straight to God - Signed

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When Rap Spoke Straight to God by Erica Dawson.


When Rap Spoke Straight to God isn’t sacred or profane, but a chorus joined in a single soliloquy, demanding to be heard. There’s Wu-Tang and Mary Magdelene with a foot fetish, Lil’ Kim and a self-loving Lilith. Slurs, catcalls, verses, erasures―Dawson asks readers, “Just how far is it to nigger?” Both grounded and transcendent, the book is reality and possibility. Dawson’s work has always been raw; but, When Rap Spoke Straight to God is as blunt as the answer to that earlier question: “Here.” Sometimes abrasive and often abraded, Dawson doesn’t flinch.


Author: Erica Dawson.
Paperback: 70 Pages.
Publisher: Tin House Books.
ISBN: 9781947793033
Product Dimensions: 5.6" x 0.3" x 8.5"