Download eBook Citizen: An American Lyric (Audio Download): Claudia Rankine, Allyson Johnson, Tantor Audio: Audible AudiobooksAuthor Claudia Rankine –

Claudia Rankine s bold new audiobook recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in st century daily life and in the media Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV everywhere, all the time The cumulative stresses come to bear on a person s ability to speak, perform, and stay alive Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship

14 thoughts on “Citizen: An American Lyric (Audio Download): Claudia Rankine, Allyson Johnson, Tantor Audio: Audible Audiobooks

  1. TomR TomR says:

    Wow This is probably one of the most acclaimed poetry collections in recent years and is definitely deserving of all the praise that it is receiving It is split into seven sections each of which have a slightly different structure but deal predominantly with the idea of race, and how it is dealt with in popular culture Some sections are memoir heavy, where as others read like essays but there are obviously a few conforming to common styles of poetry and language.Rankine is a great poet, her manipulation of language is amazing and the blend of this with modern art throughout the book, makes the book to be both an amazing read, but beautiful as a physical object too.I found the poems moving, angry, emotional and always interesting.This collection only take an hour or two to read but you won t forget about it in a hurry One paper called it The book of a generation This definitely has the power and memorability to be that I would definitely recommend

  2. Kindle Customer Kindle Customer says:

    An insightful, introverted look at what it is to be black I don t usually read poetry but enjoyed the recurring imagery presented throughout.

  3. Liz Be Liz Be says:

    This book was part biography part autobiography part poetry part prose Shocking moving and sad Brought greater understanding of how those who are not white experience the reactions of those who are.

  4. Archyateaslug Archyateaslug says:

    I enjoyed this immensely, a brilliant, lyrical yet passionate and intelligent work, for once a book that deserves the hype.

  5. Helen George Helen George says:

    Hate to be cliche, but it has to be said this is so powerful.

  6. Cristelle Cristelle says:

    An incredible compilation haven t read anything quite like it before.

  7. Sean Wai Keung Sean Wai Keung says:

    I am certain that this book will go down as one of the most important poetry books within its time frame.

  8. Mandy N. Mandy N. says:

    I wasn t so captured by this book It has some good pointers but it just didn t do it for me

  9. Vivek Tejuja Vivek Tejuja says:

    Citizen An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine is a book which can be applied to anywhere in any country It is on racism and according to me racism is not just deep rooted in The United States of America It is prevalent all over the world and that is not something to be proud of for anyone I chanced on this book on It was heavily recommended by one writer whose name I forget All said and done, I am only too glad that I picked it up and cannot stop talking about it Citizen is the perfect book of our times and sadly represents the world that we live in It is an age of race differentiation, colour differentiation and violence and maybe it never stopped Maybe it never ended anywhere This book makes you think in ways you didn t think it was possible to do It ruffles your feathers and rightly so It is needed at this juncture I think it is also the fact that we tend to ignore so many things because we don t want to confront I think it is time to confront Gone are the days of being silent.I think that maybe Citizen can somewhere down the line help us understand why things are the way they are and at the same time, there is so much introspection that we need to do as well And like I said before, the book is not all American, though it seems like that from the title It can speak to anyone and it does When Rankine speaks of what Serena Williams had to go through because of her colour, she is speaking to a wider audience and we need voices such as these She speaks of shame of colour, of rage, of loneliness, and what it means to be discriminated against Citizen is a read that will take its own time to sink in You cannot rush through it It is the kind of read that stays with you and makes you think about the world we live in The writing is stunning and strong and forces you told contemplate on issues you would have turned a blind eye to The writing also sort of comes across as an out of body experience for Rankine To distance herself from all of this and write, and then to merge her experiences I finished this book with a heavy heart The book can be best summed up in one line as written by Rankine I don t know how to end what doesn t have an ending Read it You will not regret it.P.S This time around was my second read of the book The first time was in 2015 Sadly, nothing has changed.

  10. Customer Customer says:

    Absolutely phenomenal Rankine s prose is beautiful, clear and exacting in a way that very few authors have ever been able to master Her ability to capture the beauty and horror of race and it s simultaneous impact on the personal kept me turning the page and wanting I look forward to reading of Ms Rankine s work

  11. A. FdS A. FdS says:

    I had to read it for my studys but I actually like itreading it took me just 3h

  12. Sam Sam says:

    Claudia Rankine una grande autrice Avevo gi apprezzato il suo originalissimo Don t Let Me Be Lonley, e se possibile questo suo nuovo Citizen anche meglio scritto per noi, per questi nostri giorni, in una lingua che ti abbraccia e al contempo ti lascia sveglia e vigile.

  13. Ninaom1 Ninaom1 says:

    I feel like this is a classic at this point, but I only learned of its existence recently I love this book It s so emotional and valuable Her writing is so poignant.

  14. Shaii Shaii says:

    Intense book