Citizen: An American Lyric

Citizen: An American Lyric

Claudia Rankine


* Finalist for the nationwide booklet Award in Poetry *
* Winner of the nationwide publication Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award in feedback * Winner of the NAACP snapshot Award * Winner of the L.A. occasions publication Prize * Winner of the PEN Open publication Award *

ONE OF the simplest BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
The New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, NPR. Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Slate, Time Out New York, Vulture, Refinery 29, and plenty of extra . . .

A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine's long-awaited persist with as much as her groundbreaking ebook Don't permit Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric.

Claudia Rankine's daring new booklet recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century everyday life and within the media. a few of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and a few are intentional offensives within the school room, on the grocery store, at domestic, at the tennis court docket with Serena Williams and the football box with Zinedine Zidane, on-line, on TV-everywhere, for all time. The accumulative stresses come to undergo on a person's skill to talk, practice, and remain alive. Our addressability is tied to the country of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectancies of citizenship. In essay, picture, and poetry, Citizen is a strong testomony to the person and collective results of racism in our modern, frequently named "post-race" society.

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