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Men We Reaped

A Memoir

Men We Reaped( )
Author: Ward, Jesmyn
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Bloomsbury Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $26.00
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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." Harriet Tubman In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five...
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Ward, Jesmyn (Author)
Jesmyn Ward was born in DeLisle, Mississippi in 1977. She chose to become a writer after the death of her brother by a drunk driver. She received her MFA in Creative Writing form the University of Michigan. She has worked for the University of New Orleans, the University of South Alabama as an assistant professor of Creative Writing. Currently, she is an associate professor of English at Tulane University. Her first novel was Where the Line Bleeds. Her second novel was Salvage the Bones, which won the National Book Award in the Fiction category (2011) and an Alex Award (2012). Men We Reaped, is a memoir. Her fouth book is nonfiction, The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race.


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