There's Always This Year : On Basketball and Ascension By Hanif Abdurraqib

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We are excited to celebrate There's Always This Year with Hanif Abdubrraqib. We delight in reading his work and sharing it with our community. Get ready for the evening to hear about Basketball and Ascension on Monday April 8th!!!
Every ticket to this event includes event admission to WSU Industry Innovations Center  and a copy of There's Always This Year There will be book signing at the event.

There’s Always This Year is a triumph, brimming with joy, pain, solidarity, comfort, outrage, and hope. No matter the subject of his keen focus—whether it’s basketball, or music, or performance—Hanif Abdurraqib’s exquisite writing is always poetry, always profound, and always a clarion call to radically reimagine how we think about our culture, our country, and ourselves.

Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, in the 1990s, Hanif Abdurraqib witnessed a golden era of basketball, one in which legends like LeBron James were forged and countless others weren’t. His lifelong love of the game leads Abdurraqib into a lyrical, historical, and emotionally rich exploration of what it means to make it, who we think deserves success, the tension between excellence and expectation, and the very notion of role models, all of which he expertly weaves together with intimate, personal storytelling. “Here is where I would like to tell you about the form on my father’s jump shot,” Abdurraqib writes. “The truth, though, is that I saw my father shoot a basketball only one time.”





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