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Men we reaped : a memoir

Author: Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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A memoir that examines rural poverty and the lingering strains of racism in the South by the author of Salvage the bones.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jesmyn Ward; Jesmyn Ward
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 9781608195213 160819521X
OCLC Number: 827256535
Description: 258 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: We are in Wolf Town --
Roger Eric Daniels III --
We are born --
Demond Cook --
We are wounded --
Charles Joseph Martin --
We are watching --
Ronald Wayne Lizana --
We are learning --
Joshua Adam Dedeaux --
We are here.
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A memoir that examines rural poverty and the lingering strains of racism in the South by the author of Salvage the bones.

In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life: to 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 truth. Her brother and her friends all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they lived with a history of racism and economic struggle that fostered drug addiction and the dissolution of family and relationships.

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