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  • Published: 2 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141981789
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

Citizen

An American Lyric




The critically acclaimed exploration of mounting racial aggressions in 21st century daily life and in the media

In this moving, critical and fiercely intelligent collection of prose poems, Claudia Rankine examines the experience of race and racism in Western society through sharp vignettes of everyday discrimination and prejudice, and longer meditations on the violence - whether linguistic or physical - which has impacted the lives of Serena Williams, Zinedine Zidane, Mark Duggan and others.

Awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry in America after becoming the first book in the prize's history to be a finalist in both the poetry and criticism categories, Citizen weaves essays, images and poetry together to form a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our ostensibly "post-race" society.

  • Published: 2 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141981789
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

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