They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib
Recommended by Chloe:
This is what I would call absolutely essential reading. Having lived in Columbus for almost 18 years, I’m so glad to have a voice like Hanif Abdurraqib’s representing our city. What strikes me is how remarkably different our paths and experiences are, despite being connected by a hometown and common themes of music, life & death, sadness & joy. I would highly recommend taking in Abdurraqib’s perspective, breathing in its complexity and fullness, and letting it leave you feeling different after you’ve finished reading it.