In Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward’s third book, she discusses the interconnection of race, class, and personal responsibility. The book centers on the five death’s of black males in her small rural Mississippi community. All five men died of different causes but each contributed to their own demise. The Stanford educated writer also tells her story in the deeply personal memoir. Born to young parents, she was raised by an alcoholic father and strong mother. Men We Reaped highlights the importance of strong women in her community. Her previous fiction works include the award winning Salvage the Bones, and Where the Line Bleeds.
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