Books

Book Review: “Citizen: An American Lyric”

Book five of my 2019 Reading Challenge.

Claudia Rankin’s Citizen: An American Lyric

This book was a great insight into the challenges and continuous mistreatment of the black population in America.

As it is Black History month, I feel the time to read this collection of poetry and short stories was appropriate. The writing is untraditional, but that’s what makes it enthralling. I didn’t read Rankin’s first book Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric, but the follow-up, this book, was worth the read. I feel like there isn’t much else I can say about this book and this author, I just enjoyed the writing and the message and the overall power that was conveyed through the pages.

I suggest for everyone looking for a different type of reading, apart from the traditional novel, to give this book a try.

Stay tuned for my next book review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur.

Yes it’s a poetry book, and thus far I’m thoroughly enjoying the short stanzas and concise messages. I know why so many people have suggested reading it.

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