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Poet and essayist Claudia Rankine has written and published three books with Minneapolis' Graywolf Press, including the National Book Critics Circle-winning "Citizen: An American Lyric," which was a New York Times best-seller.
Graywolf announced today that Rankine's fourth book with them, "Just Us: An American Conversation," will be published in September 2020.
In a press release, Grayolf described the new book as "Revelatory, funny, and ingeniously written, the essays in Just Us take place in transitionary spaces—on airplanes, at a diversity training session, in a therapist’s office, at a dinner party, after a play, on the internet—where presumed neutrality gives way to American culture’s overwhelming whiteness. Rankine questions what it means in these spaces to interrogate white privilege, well-meaning liberal politics, white male aggression, the implications of blondness, white supremacy in the White House, the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, and the alarming move toward Brexit."