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Jesmyn Ward

Autor(a) de Sing, Unburied, Sing

10+ Works 9,609 Membros 483 Críticas 11 Favorited

About the Author

Jesmyn Ward was born in DeLisle, Mississippi in 1977. She became a writer after the death of her brother by a drunk driver. She received a MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan. Her books include the novel Where the Line Bleeds, the memoir Men We Reaped, and the nonfiction work mostrar mais The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race. Salvage the Bones won the National Book Award in Fiction in 2011 and an Alex Award in 2012. Sing, Unburied, Sing won the National Book Award in Fiction in 2017. She taught at University of New Orleans, the University of South Alabama, and Tulane University. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Jesmyn Ward

Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017) 3,877 exemplares
Salvage the Bones (2011) 2,841 exemplares
Men We Reaped (2013) 1,059 exemplares
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race (2016) — Editor — 837 exemplares
Let Us Descend (2023) 460 exemplares
Where the Line Bleeds (2008) 294 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2021 (2021) — Editor — 124 exemplares
Navigate Your Stars (2020) 99 exemplares
Mother Swamp (2022) 16 exemplares
Cattle Haul 2 exemplares

Associated Works

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story (2021) — Contribuidor — 1,408 exemplares
Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves (2018) — Contribuidor — 372 exemplares


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Ward's writing sings.
ben_r47 | 192 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2024 |
Annis is a slave on a plantation in Virginia. Her father is the plantation owner. When she rebuffs his advances she is sold further south. The journey to New Orleans is long and nearly unbearable. The scenes where the slaves are forced to cross rivers are awful. Upon reaching New Orleans, Annis is purchased by a woman who runs a sugar plantation. She is starved and worked mercilessly. She has a spirit, her grandmother Aza who watches over her. This is gut-wrenching, but probably a more true portrayal of slavery than what we usually are fed.… (mais)
mojomomma | 24 outras críticas | Feb 20, 2024 |
Very character-driven magical realism historical fiction story with lyrical prose but very little plot.
bookwyrmm | 24 outras críticas | Feb 18, 2024 |
[3.25] How I wanted this widely-acclaimed book that reimagines Dante’s “Inferno” to land on my all-to-short list of 5-star reads. It seemed to have all the ingredients. A socially and historically significant theme that creatively explores the tragedy of slavery through the eyes of a girl. A heartbreaking storyline that shines a spotlight on the resiliency of the human spirit. A talented author known for her lyrical prose. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite work for me — and I’m struggling to understand why it didn’t. I think my biggest issue involved the way the story unfolded in a stream of consciousness style fashion. It was a challenge for me to navigate the narrative path. As for the magical realism – something I typically get into – this aspect of “Let Us Descend” seemed – for a lack of a better word – “contrived.” Nevertheless, the book sheds light on a harrowing era in our nation’s history. The author clearly did meticulous research and used her wordsmithing to craft a myriad of riveting vignettes.… (mais)
brianinbuffalo | 24 outras críticas | Feb 14, 2024 |



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