Claudia Rankine & Nicola Rollock: Plot

Claudia Rankine’s Plot (Penguin), an early work published for the first time in the UK this year, is a meditation on pregnancy and the changes it heralds: the potential bodily cost, the loss of self, the sense of impending stasis. It is a genre-defying text, a collection of fragments, dreams and conversations with all of the hallmarks of Rankine’s subsequent work, CitizenDon’t Let Me Be Lonely and Just Us.

Rankine was in discussion with Nicola Rollock, author of The Racial Code.