Men We Reaped
A MemoireBook - 2013
In this stirring and clear-eyed memoir, the 2011 National Book Award winner contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, and the still great risk of being a black man in the rural South."We saw the lightning and that was the guns; and then we heard the thunder and that was the big guns; and then we heard the rain falling and that was the blood falling; and when we came to get in the crops, it was dead men that we reaped." ђ́ؤHarriet TubmanIn five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her lifeђ́ؤto drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Dealing with these losses, one after another, made Jesmyn ask the question: Why? And as she began to write about the experience of living through all the dying, she realized the truthђ́ؤand it took her breath away. Her brother and her friends all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they...
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2013
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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