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.