Citizen: An American Lyric [Audiobook] by Claudia Rankine
English | April 21st, 2015 | ASIN: B00WAFQ1OM, ISBN: 1494560518 | [email protected]
kbps | 1 hr 37 mins | 44.63 MBNarrator: Allyson Johnson
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.