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Citizen: An American Lyric - Claudia Rankine
Citizen: An American Lyric
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781555976903 (1555976905)
ASIN: 1555976905
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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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 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 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...
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment rated it
5.0 Citizen: An American Lyric
I was unaware of the Freddie Gray murder until some of my relatives started posting things on Facebook about their friends back in Baltimore staying safe (this branch of the family belatedly moved somewhat west after my branch did to the West Coast decades previously) . I was confused, did some ligh...
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