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Men We Reaped

A Memoir
Ward, Jesmyn (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Ward, Jesmyn
Title: Men we reaped
a memoir
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury,, 2013
Edition: First U.S. edition
Characteristics: 258 pages ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jesmyn Ward
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
Summary: A memoir that examines rural poverty and the lingering strains of racism in the South by the author of Salvage the bones.
ISBN: 9781608195213
Branch Call Number: B-Wa213m 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Ward, Jesmyn African American women authors Biography Rural poor Mississippi Biography African American men Mississippi
Topical Term: African American women authors
Rural poor
African American men
LCCN: 2013013600
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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 exper... Read More »

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Jesmyn Ward was interviewed by Eleanor Wachtel on the CBC Radio program "Writers & Company" on September 28, 2014. To listen to the hour-long interview, go to this program's web site, and browse for the episode date.

Jan 29, 2014
  • bigoz123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A great book. It provides a vivid description of the many ways that the lives of black men in the United States are compromised by forces beyond their control. But there is a nagging thought that personal responsibility has been totally lost in the telling of this story.

Dec 03, 2013
  • misswindsor rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A memoir from a woman who has lost 5 men in her life due to social conditions pertaining to poverty and racism. A social commentary that will stir you up. I thought this was very good.


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