Poet Claudia Rankine Ruminates On The Body Politic In \'Citizen\'

This is perhaps most vividly rendered in her account of Zidane, the French Algerian soccer star who head-butted Italy's Marco Materazzi after an offensive comment during the 2006 World Cup. Rankine takes material developed for a video collaboration with her husband, filmmaker John Lucas, to create what reads as an internal monologue. In fact, she is appropriating language (from Shakespeare, James Baldwin, Frantz Fanon, as well as Zidane), much as she appropriates images of the confrontation, which are woven into the text.

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