Men We Reaped - Jesmyn Ward

men we reaped a memoir

Book Details

Men We Reaped: A Memoir

ISBN-13: 978-1408898727

ISBN-10: 1408898721

Author: Ward, Jesmyn

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing 

Published: 2018

Publisher's Synopsis

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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