"Citizen: An American Lyric" is a compelling and thought-provoking exploration of racial prejudice in contemporary America. The book, written in a blend of poetry, prose, and visual images, delves into the everyday experiences and microaggressions that people of color face. It also addresses larger events from the news that have impacted the Black community. The book is a powerful commentary on race, identity, and belonging, challenging readers to confront their own biases and perceptions.
The 1197th greatest book of all time
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This book is on the following lists:
- 6th on A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon (Vulture)
- 43rd on The 100 best books of the 21st century (The Guardian)
- 25 Books to Read Before you Die: 21st Century (Powell's Books)
- A Century of Reading (Lithub)