Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Citizen: An American Lyric

Claudia Rankine

166 pages first pub 2014 (editions)

nonfiction essays poetry race challenging emotional reflective fast-paced


 'Everywhere were flashes, a siren sounding and a stretched-out roar. Get on the ground. Get on the ground now. Then I just knew.'And you are not the guy and still you fit the description because there is only one guy who is always the guy fitting...

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reflective 77%
emotional 70%
challenging 66%
informative 38%
sad 33%
dark 29%
tense 19%
inspiring 10%
hopeful 3%
funny 1%


fast 55%
medium 35%
slow 9%

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