MEN WE REAPED - A MEMOIR
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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.



Rayons : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

  • EAN

    9781408898727

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    272 Pages

  • Longueur

    20 cm

  • Largeur

    13 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1.6 cm

  • Poids

    191 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward, 35 ans, est née à DeLisle, dans l'État du Mississippi. Issue d'une famille nombreuse, elle est la première à bénéficier d'une bourse pour l'université. Son premier roman, Where the line bleeds, à paraître chez Belfond, lui a valu d'être remarquée par la critique américaine. Mais c'est avec Bois Sauvage qu'elle va connaître la reconnaissance internationale, en remportant, à la surprise générale, le National Book Award, récompense littéraire suprême aux États-Unis. Jesmyn Ward vit en Alabama.

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