* Finalist for the Nationwide E-book Award in Poetry *
* Winner of the Nationwide E-book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the Nationwide E-book Critics Circle Award in Complaint * Winner of the NAACP Symbol Award * Winner of the L.A. Occasions E-book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open E-book Award *
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
The New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, NPR. Los Angeles Occasions, Publishers Weekly, Slate, Time Out New York, Vulture, Refinery 29, and lots of extra . . .
A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine’s lengthy-awaited practice as much as her groundbreaking E-book Don’t Permit Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric.
Claudia Rankine’s daring new E-book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century day-to-day lifestyles and within the media. A few of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and a few are intentional offensives in the study room, at the grocery store, at house, at the tennis court docket with Serena Williams and the football box with Zinedine Zidane, on-line, on TV-all over, at all times. The accumulative stresses come to endure on an individual’s talent to talk, carry out, and keep alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectancies of citizenship. In essay, Symbol, and poetry, Citizen is a formidable testomony to the person and collective results of racism in our recent, incessantly named “publish-race” society.