Men We Reaped : A Memoir Paperback / softback
by Jesmyn Ward
'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 TubmanJesmyn 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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 19/04/2018
- Category: Autobiography: literary
- ISBN: 9781408898727
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