Citizen: An American Lyric

Citizen: An American Lyric Author Claudia Rankine
ISBN-10 1555976905
ISBN-13 9781555976903
Year 2014-10-07
Pages 160
Language English
Publisher Graywolf Press
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Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism Winner of the NAACP Image Award Winner of the L A Times Book Prize Winner of the PEN Open Book Award ONE OF THE BEST 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 many more 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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