Citizen

  • by Claudia Rankine
  • Narrated by Allyson Johnson
  • 1 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Claudia Rankine's bold new audiobook recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in 21st-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.

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What the Critics Say

"Combining poetry, essay, and images from media and contemporary art, Rankine's poetics capture the urgency of her subject matter." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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absolutely amazing.

Rankine has a way with words. a way to make sense of the world we live in as people of colour. an eloquent portrayal of life.
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- T A D'souza

Clear perspective of how black people are treated!

Took me to get in touch with my feelings buried deep inside.
Where I never seen double standards it is now clear that there are. this is a rollercoster of emotions.
The poem related to Serena Williams 2as the one I loved the most, and how she managed to pull it off by being the best she can be, taking no crap from no one.
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- E. Garcia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-04-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio