Citizen: An American Lyric ePUB Þ Citizen: An Epub /

Citizen: An American Lyric ePUB Þ Citizen: An  Epub / Librarian s Note this is an alternate cover edition ISBN ISBNA provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine s long awaited follow up to her groundbreaking bookDon 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

10 thoughts on “Citizen: An American Lyric

  1. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    Do you remember that incident early in the primary campaign in 2016 when a young black woman staged a silent protest by reading a book during a Trump rally Well, this is the book, and I think you should read it too It covers some of the same ground as Coates Between the World and Me, but Rankine is older and perhaps wiser And R

  2. Roxane Roxane says:

    This book is necessary and timely It was timely fifty years ago I pray it is not timely fifty years from now Rankine takes on the realities of race in America with elegance but also rage resignation maybe we call it rageignation Outstanding book.

  3. s.penkevich s.penkevich says:

    Update 4 6 16 Tonight I had the privilege to attend a reading and discussion with Claudia Rankine here in Holland It was a real treat Especially powerful was seeing the visual elements of her book brought to life on the screen, with the video made by her husband John Lucas , the music all mingling with her words to create an intensely power

  4. Rowena Rowena says:

    This was quite an emotional read for me, the instances of racial aggressions that were illustrated in this book being unfortunately all too familiar The thing is, most people who commit these microaggressions don t realize they are making them yet they have an accumulated effect on the psyche I hope this book will help people becomeempathic to the

  5. Brown Girl Reading Brown Girl Reading says:

    This is a poignant powerful work of art It sthan a book The sections study different incidents in American culture and also includes a bit about France black, blanc beurre That part surprised me Rankine does a brilliant job taking an in depth look at life being black She says the things that we have all said and describes situations we have all been in In

  6. Michael Michael says:

    A nuanced reflection on race, trauma, and belonging that brings together text and image in unsettling, powerful ways It s rare to come across art, least of all poetry, that so obviously will endure the passing of time and be considered over and over, by many.

  7. Raeleen Lemay Raeleen Lemay says:

    because white men can t police their imagination black men are dying Oof this is short but hits hard

  8. Debbie "DJ" Debbie "DJ" says:

    Claudia Rankine is an absolute master of the written word Her gripping accounts of racism, through prose and poetry, moved me deeply I saw the world through her eyes, a profound experience I loved this small piece of prose, feeling most colored when thrown against a sharp white background As a huge Serena Williams fan, I read with rapt attention to the expose on Serena s plun

  9. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    Listened as part of the Diverse Spines Reading Challenge It s a quick listen at 1.5 hours Short on words, but every one counts and rings with purpose I highly recommend the audio version.

  10. Julie Christine Julie Christine says:

    Look at the cover A hoodie The iconic image of American fear Urban danger Gang bangers A seventeen year old boy in Miami Gardens, FL The shooting death of an unarmed black manThe shooting death of an unarmed black manThe shooting death of an unarmed black manLet Me Google That For You Trayvon MartinMichael BrownWalter ScottEzell FordThe hoodie on the cover is empty Claudia Rankine fills it

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