Men We Reaped: A Memoir

Men We Reaped: A Memoir

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'...And then we heard the rain falling, and that was the drops of blood falling; and when we came to get the crops, it was dead men that we reaped.' Harriet Tubman

In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five 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… (more)

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Anyone who emerges from America's black working-class youth with words as fine as Ward's deserves a hearing.

Men We Reaped is an incredibly sad book, but it is also an acute and often beautiful one.

Her refusal to let these young men go quietly. Her reminder that before there was loss, there was a love that will endure. Her gift to her mother and her family, to her community and to us.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (September 17, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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