Men We Reaped

Men We Reaped (Paperback)

By Jesmyn Ward 
Publisher: bloomsbury publishing
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9781408898727
No. of Pages: 272
Publish Date: 2018-04-19
Binding: Paperback
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'...And then we heard the rain falling, and that was the drops of blood falling; and whenwe came to get the crops, it was dead men that we reaped.' Harriet TubmanJesmyn Ward's acclaimed memoir shines a light on the community she comes from, inthe small town of DeLisle, Mississippi, a place of quiet beauty and fierce attachment.

Here, in the space of four years, she lost five young men dear to her, including herbeloved brother - to accidents, murder and suicide. Their deaths were seeminglyunconnected, yet their lives had been connected, by identity and place, and as Jesmyndealt with these losses, she came to a staggering truth: These young men diedbecause of who they were and the place they were from, because racism and economicstruggle breed a certain kind of bad luck.

The agonising reality brought Jesmyn to write, at last, their true stories and her own.Men We Reaped opens up a parallel universe, yet it points to problems whose roots arewoven into the soil under all our feet. This indispensable American memoir is destinedto become a classic.

About The Author

Jesmyn Ward received her MFA from the University of Michigan and has received theMacArthur 'Genius' Grant, a Stegner Fellowship, a John and Renee Grisham WritersResidency and the Strauss Living Prize. She is the first female author to win twoNational Book Awards for Fiction, for Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017) and Salvage theBones(2011). She is also the editor of the anthology The Fire This Time, the author ofthe memoir Men We Reaped and the author of the novel Where the Line Bleeds. She iscurrently an associate professor of creative writing at Tulane University and lives inMississippi.

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Title: Men We Reaped
Publisher: bloomsbury publishing
Author: Jesmyn Ward
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9781408898727
No. of Pages: 272
Publish Date: 2018-04-19
Binding: Paperback

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