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The Greg Tate Reader: Flyboy 2 to be published this year

A collection spanning 30 years of Greg Tate’s essays and writings to be published

A new collection of essays and writings from cultural critic, musician and producer Greg Tate is set to be published this September. Drawing from works spanning the last 30 years of Tate's writings on African-American culture and music, The Greg Tate Reader: Flyboy 2 is divided into five sections: “The Black Male Show”, covering artists such as Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Lonnie Holley, Rammellzee, Miles Davis and Gil Scott-Heron; “She Laughing Mean and Impressive Too” discussing the likes of Azealia Banks, Joni Mitchell, Sade, Kara Walker and more in essays with titles like “All The Things You Could Be By Now If James Brown Was A Feminist” and “Mean, Queer, And Impressive”; “Hello Darknuss My Old Meme” about hiphop, Wu-Tang Clan and Outkast; “Screenings”; and “Race, Sex, Politricks And Belle Lettres”

Previous publications from Tate include Flyboy In The Buttermilk: Essays On Contemporary America, Midnight Lightning: Jimi Hendrix And The Black Experience, and Everything But The Burden: What White People Are Taking From Black Culture.

The Greg Tate Reader: Flyboy 2 will be published by Duke University Press this September.