Words of a Woman

Claudia Rankine

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Claudia Rankine

Yes, and the body has memory. The physical carriage hauls more than its weight. The body is a threshold across which each objectionable call passes into consciousness—all the unintimidated, unblinking, and unflappable resilience does not erase the moments lived through, even as we are eternally stupid or everlastingly optimistic…

– Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine is the author of Citizen: An American Lyric, a genre-bending work of criticism and poetry that explores themes of race, embodiment, language, and freedom.

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