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Seven Stories Press

Works of Radical Imagination

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The Spanish edition of Claudia Rankine’s (Citizen) new, acclaimed, genre-bending reflection on whiteness in America.

“A skyscraper in the literature on racism.” —Christian Science Monitor

“Rankine [is] helping America understand itself, one conversation at a time.” —Associated Press
 
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 by The New York TimesTime Magazine, NPR, EsquireThe GuardianO MagazineMs. MagazineStar TribuneSt. Louis Post DispatchChristian Science MonitorKirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly

As everyday white supremacy becomes increasingly vocalized with no clear answers at hand, how best might we approach one another? Claudia Rankine, without telling us what to do, urges us to begin the discussions that might open pathways through this divisive and stuck moment in American history. Just Us is an invitation to discover what it takes to stay in the room together, even and especially in breaching the silence, guilt, and violence that follow direct addresses of whiteness. This brilliant arrangement of essays, poems, and images is Rankine’s most intimate work, less interested in being right than in being true, being together.

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CLAUDIA RANKINE is the author most recently of Just Us: An American Conversation and Citizen: An American Lyric, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, the NAACP Image Award, the L.A. Times Book Prize, and the PEN Open Book Award, was nominated for the National Book Award, and was named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker and many other publications. She is also the author of four previous books, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. She is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, the winner of the 2014 Jackson Poetry Prize, and a contributing editor of Poets & Writers. She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2016. Rankine teaches at New York University.