Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Citizen: An American Lyric

Claudia Rankine

169 pages first pub 2014 (editions)

nonfiction essays poetry race challenging emotional reflective fast-paced


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, seemingly slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensive...

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reflective 77%
emotional 70%
challenging 66%
informative 38%
sad 33%
dark 31%
tense 20%
inspiring 11%
hopeful 4%
adventurous 1%
funny 1%
mysterious 1%


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medium 35%
slow 10%

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