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Author Rankine, Claudia, 1963-

Title Citizen : an American lyric / Claudia Rankine
Published Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2014]


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 MELB  810.6 R2116 A29/C  DUE 25-06-22
Description 169 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Summary "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."--from publisher's description
Notes Originally published: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2014
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-168)
Subject American essays -- 21st century.
American essays.
Essays -- 21st century.
Poetry -- 21st century.
American poetry -- 21st century.
Racism -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
LC no. 2014935702
ISBN 1555976905
Other Titles Works. Selections
American lyric