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    Claudia Rankine: Beyond the Culture War

    9 – 16 Oct
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    Claudia Rankine, poet
    John Lucas

    In a streamed event, one of America’s leading writers discusses her new book, Just Us, which urges us to breach the silence that surrounds whiteness.

    At home, on social media and in government, the world around us is split by aggression and defensiveness.

    Claudia Rankine asks how we can restore a sense of shared humanity and light a path beyond the culture war, in conversation with author, broadcaster and journalist Gary Younge.

    At the heart of Just Us is an exploration of real encounters between friends and strangers that expose the realities of whiteness and white supremacy.

    Through these intimate exchanges, Rankine questions the false comfort of private life and invites us to discover what it takes to stay in the room together.

    Claudia Rankine is the author of five books, including Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric and the bestselling Citizen: An American Lyric.

    A chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, she is the winner of many prizes including the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry and a 2016 MacArthur Fellowship.

    She is an adjunct professor of English and African-American Studies at Yale University.

    Gary Younge is an author and broadcaster, and professor of sociology at the University of Manchester. He has written five books, the most recent of which, Another Day in the Death of America, won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize from Columbia Journalism School and Nieman Foundation.

    Presented in partnership with Penguin Live.

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    Age recommendation/restriction

    For ages 16+

    Tickets for this event are £5, or £30 for a book and ticket bundle including a hardback copy of Claudia Rankine’s new book, Just Us (RRP £25). The books are sent out via post (postage is included in the price).

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    Dates

    9 – 16 Oct
    Approximate run time: 60 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

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    Buy 7 days live stream access & book bundle: £30

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