Men We Reaped

'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 ...

Men We Reaped

'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.

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Men We Reaped
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Jesmyn Ward
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-17 - Publisher: A&C Black

'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,
Men We Reaped
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Jesmyn Ward
Categories: African American men
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-01 - Publisher: A&C Black

'...And then we heard the rain falling, and that was the drops of blood falling; and when we came to get the crops, it was dead men that we reaped.' Harriet TubmanIn five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five men in her life, to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck
Men We Reaped
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Perfection Learning Corporation
Categories: African American men
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher: Turtleback

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Navigate Your Stars
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Jesmyn Ward
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-07 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A revelatory, uplifting, and gorgeously illustrated meditation on dedication, hard work, and the power of perseverance from the beloved, New York Times bestselling, and two-time National Book Award–winning Jesmyn Ward. For Tulane University’s 2018 commencement, Jesmyn Ward delivered a stirring speech about the value of hard work and the importance
Adaptation in Young Adult Novels
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Dana E. Lawrence, Amy L. Montz
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-03 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Adaptation in Young Adult Novels argues that adapting classic and canonical literature and historical places engages young adult readers with their cultural past and encourages them to see how that past can be rewritten. The textual afterlives of classic texts raise questions for new readers: What can be changed? What