Boyz n the void : a mixtape to my brother /

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Asim, G'Ra,


Beacon Press,, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, p.278 pages ; (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst00799028, (OCoLC)fst00821764, (OCoLC)fst01084153, (OCoLC)fst01084156, (OCoLC)fst01738664, African American authors., African American punk rock musicians., Authors, American., bisacsh, fast, History and criticism., MUSIC / History & Criticism., Punk rock music, Punk rock music., Punk rock musicians, Punk rock musicians., United States.


Includes bibliographical references."Memoir, social commentary, and music criticism in the form of essays-or "mixtapes"-from an older brother to his much younger brother who's struggling in early adulthood"--For G'Ra Asim, punk music offers an outlet to express himself freely. As his younger brother, Gyasi, grapples with finding his footing in the world, G'Ra gifts him with a survival guide for tackling the sometimes treacherous cultural terrain particular to being young, Black, brainy, and weird in the form of a mixtape. Blending music, cultural criticism and personal essay to explore race, gender, class, and sexuality as they pertain to punk rock and straight edge culture, Asim uses totemic punk rock songs to anchor each chapter.