P&P Live! Claudia Rankine — Just Us - in conversation with Sarah Blake

Upcoming Event
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 6:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series.

As everyday white supremacy becomes increasingly vocalized with no clear answers at hand, how best might we approach one another? Claudia Rankine, without telling us what to do, urges us to begin the discussions that might open pathways through this divisive and stuck moment in American history.

Just Us: An American Conversation is a brilliant arrangement of essays, poems, and images includes the voices and rebuttals of others: white men in first class responding to, and with, their white male privilege; a friend’s explanation of her infuriating behavior at a play; and women confronting the political currency of dying their hair blond, all running alongside fact-checked notes and commentary that complements Rankine’s own text, complicating notions of authority and who gets the last word.

Rankine will be in conversation with Sarah Blake, author of Full Turn, a chapbook of poems, Runaway Girls, Robin Kahn, and three novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Postmistress and The Guest Book.

*Customers who purchase a copy of Just Us from P&P will get a special bookplate signed by Rankine herself (while supplies last)!*

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Instead of a set ticket price, you can choose between a couple different options for this event. If you order the book for store pickup or domestic shipping, you will not pay anything extra for a ticket and can access the event at no additional charge. For those who have experienced economic hardshi due to COVID-19, there is a "Pay-What-You-Can option that allows you access to the discussion at a price you set. A suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Non Fiction
Just Us: An American Conversation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450215
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020

Not Signed or Personalized