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Citizen: An American Lyric - Claudia Rankine
Citizen: An American Lyric
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4.30 110
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781555976903 (1555976905)
ASIN: 1555976905
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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Mrs. Claus' Tea Shop
Mrs. Claus' Tea Shop rated it
3.5 Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
This has been on my to read wish list for a while. I was doing a volunteer shift at the library, shelf reading from the 800s to the end. I found this shoved in, almost hidden by other volumes. I rescued it and took it home. A slim volume of poetry that says a lot, sometimes saying it in too esote...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
4.5 Starting National Poetry Month with a bang
I'm cognizant of the fact that I don't read enough books by women of color and that I read very few works of poetry. I decided to kill two birds with one stone by reading Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric. (Also, it's National Poetry Month so it was a no-brainer.) This book is especially ...
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!" rated it
5.0 Citizen: An American Lyric By: Claudia Rankine
I read this right after Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and both are important reads in my opinion. Both are a bit difficult to read at times, but they both speak their truths in punch you in the gut prose, which I appreciated. A must read because we have so much more to do.
Merle
Merle rated it
3.0 Citizen by Claudia Rankine
This was a reader/book mismatch, and I try to avoid criticizing books simply for not being my thing. But I do want to provide the information that would have been helpful to me in deciding whether to read it.So, I’d heard that this is a brilliant new book about race in America, and only afterwards t...
pseudolibrary
pseudolibrary rated it
5.0 Citizen: An American Lyric
This is awesome. Eye-opening. Multi-media engaged poetry. Pictures hammer home the injustice Rankine has to face every day, as a woman, as a black woman, as someone people don't expect her to be. She spends a lot of time on Serena Williams, tennis star, and I appreciate the way she inhabits the ange...
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