[Reading] ➿ Citizen: An American Lyric ➶ Claudia Rankine – Submitalink.info

[Reading] ➿ Citizen: An American Lyric ➶ Claudia Rankine – Submitalink.info Librarian S Note This Is An Alternate Cover Edition ISBN 10 1555976905 ISBN 13 9781555976903A 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


  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 minglin


  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


  5. 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


  6. Brown Girl Reading Brown Girl Reading says:

    This is a poignant powerful work of art It s than 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 si


  7. Whitney Atkinson Whitney Atkinson says:

    4.5 starsI read about 40 pages of this back in September for Diverseathon, but for some reason, I really couldn t get into it then Maybe it was that I should ve have forced myself to read it in such a quick amount of time, because this story definitely warrants taking your time and digesting what it s trying to say I continually put th


  8. 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


  9. Hadrian Hadrian says:

    This is incisive poetry I read it in a sitting It s a sort of essay about the kinds of psychological burdens that black people have to deal with constantly about the stigmas of race and certain other people just want to ignore and drown out those who speak out about it See the one star reviews for the nasty details I remember first hearing about this bo


  10. Dc Dc says:

    claudia rankine is oxygen to a world under water.


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