It’s The Stacks Book Club day, and we’re joined again by author (No Ashes in the Fire), activist, and podcaster (Being Seen), Darnell Moore to dissect Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. We talk about how the book, published in 2014 holds up, who gets to express rage and joy, and what Rankine forces her readers to reckon with throughout the book.
There are no spoilers on this episode.
- Citizen by Claudia Rankine
- “‘We Are Living in a Racism Pandemic,’ Says APA President” (American Psychological Association)
- Wild Beauty by Ntozake Shange
- “Ep. 56 Wild Beauty by Ntozake Shange — The Stacks Book Club (Gabrielle Civil)” (The Stacks)
- American Hate by Arjun Singh Sethi
- Evie Shockley
- “Reconsidering Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric. A Symposium, Part I” (Los Angeles Review of Books, 2016)
- Los Angeles Review of Books
- Ruth Ellen Kocher
- June Jordan
- Hamilton (2016)
- Lin Manuel Miranda
- “Jim Crow Road” Michael David Murphy
- Serena Williams
- Kim Clijster
- Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper
- Monique Morris
- Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe by Hortense Spiller
- Misogynoir Transformed by Moya Bailey
- LeBron James
- John McEnroe
- Björn Borg
- Christian Cooper
- Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
- The Jena Six
- Zinedine Zidane
- Civil Wars by June Jordan
- Frantz Fanon
- Toni Morrison
- No Ashes in the Fire by Darnell Moore
- Katy O’Donnell
- Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016)
- “Ep. 140 Radical Black Love with Darnell Moore” (The Stacks)
- The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans
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