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    An American Lyric

    by Claudia Rankine

    🔰 Citizen | Read More 🔰

    • Awards: Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry for Poetry (2016), T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry Nominee (2015), Sister Mariella Gable Prize (2014), Forward Prize for Best Collection (2015), Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry (2014)
    • Language: english
    • Author: Claudia Rankine
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Release date: October 7, 2014
    • Format: paperback, 169 pages
    • ISBN: 9781555976903 (1555976905)
    • Genres: poetry, race, essays, politics, memoir

    About The Book

    A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine’s long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric.

    Claudia Rankine’s bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV-everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person’s ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named “post-race” society.

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