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Men We Reaped  by Jesmyn Ward

Men We Reaped: A Memoir

Jesmyn Ward

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Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 19 Apr 2018
ISBN: 9781408898727
4 stars out of 5
31 May 2020

"a gut-wrenching memoir"

In addition to her powerful novels Salvage the Bones and Sing, Unburied, Sing, National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward is also the author of a gut-wrenching memoir, Men We Reaped, which recounts the deaths of five young black men in her life over as many years – men “pinioned beneath poverty and history and racism”. The title is a nod to a verse written by abolitionist Harriet Tubman following a Civil War battle in which countless African-American soldiers died.

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