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Men We Reaped - 9781408898727

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  • Product code: BOJHL
  • ISBN: 9781408898727
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 12.9cm x 19.7cm
  • Pages: 272
  • Publish date: 19/04/2018

Men We Reaped (Paperback)

Men We Reaped - 9781408898727

Jesmyn Ward


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'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 Jesmyn Ward's acclaimed memoir shines a light on the community she comes from in the small town of DeLisle, Mississippi, a place of quiet beauty and fierce attachment. Here, in the space of four years, she lost five young black men dear to her, including her beloved brother - to accidents, murder and suicide. Their deaths were seemingly unconnected, yet their lives had been connected by identity and place. As Jesmyn dealt with these losses, she came to a staggering truth: the fates of these young men were predetermined by who they were and where they were from, because racism and economic struggle breed a certain kind of bad luck. The agonising reality brought Jesmyn to write, at last, their true stories and her own.

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Product Details

  • Product code: BOJHL
  • ISBN: 9781408898727
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 12.9cm x 19.7cm
  • Pages: 272
  • Publish date: 19/04/2018

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