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Men we reaped : A Memoir. / Jesmyn Ward.

Ward, Jesmyn (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781608197576 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2013.

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General Note: Title from eBook information screen..
Summary, etc.: In this stirring and clear-eyed memoir, the 2011 National Book Award winner contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, and the still great risk of being a black man in the rural South."We saw the lightning and that was the guns; and then we heard the thunder and that was the big guns; 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 TubmanIn 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 experience of living through all the dying, she realized the truth-and it took her breath away. Her brother and her friends all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 6 - Text Difficulty 8
1020 Lexile.
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2501 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
African American Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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