April 3, 2019 at 9:45am

Book cover image for The end of Chiraq : a literary mixtapeThe end of Chiraq : a literary mixtape

edited by Javon Johnson and Kevin Coval

Published: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2018

Call number: PS508.N3 E53 2018

Publisher description: "The End of Chiraq: A Literary Mixtape is 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 live in its vibrant and occasionally violent neighborhoods. Tuned to the work of Chicago's youth, especially the emerging artists and activists surrounding Young Chicago Authors, this literary mixtape unpacks the meanings of "Chiraq" as both a vexed term and a space of possibility."