Men we reaped a memoir
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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, CengageLearning, 2013.
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Large Print
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Large Print edition.
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357 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Lexile measure:
1020L
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""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 Tubman"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 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 lived with a history of racism and economic struggle that fostered drug addiction and the dissolution of family and relationships. Jesmyn says the answer was so obvious she felt stupid for not seeing it. But it nagged at her until she knew she had to write about her community, to write their stories and her own. Jesmyn grew up in poverty in rural Mississippi. She writes powerfully about the pressures this brings, on the men who can do no right and the women who stand in for family in a society where the men are often absent. She bravely tells her story, revisiting the agonizing losses of her only brother and her friends. As the sole member of her family to leave home and pursue higher education, she writes about this parallel American universe with the objectivity distance provides and the intimacy of utter familiarity. A brutal world rendered beautifully, Jesmyn Wards memoir will sit comfortably alongside Edwidge Danticats "Brother, Im Dying," Tobias Wolffs "This Boys Life," and Maya Angelous" I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."
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ISBN:
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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. But why? As she began to write about living through all the dying, Jesmyn 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 lived with a history of racism and economic struggle.
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Ward, J. (2013). Men we reaped: a memoir. Large Print edition. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, CengageLearning.

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Ward, Jesmyn. 2013. Men We Reaped: A Memoir. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, CengageLearning.

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Ward, Jesmyn, Men We Reaped: A Memoir. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, CengageLearning, 2013.

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Ward, Jesmyn. Men We Reaped: A Memoir. Large Print edition. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, CengageLearning, 2013. Print.

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