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My Vanishing Country: A Memoir

My Vanishing Country: A Memoir

Escrito por Bakari Sellers

Narrado por Bakari Sellers


My Vanishing Country: A Memoir

Escrito por Bakari Sellers

Narrado por Bakari Sellers

avaliações:
4.5/5 (83 avaliações)
Comprimento:
5 horas
Editora:
Lançado em:
May 19, 2020
ISBN:
9780063005037
Formato:
Audiolivro

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In his remarkable memoir, Bakari Sellers shares stirring stories of how rural poverty, the trauma of generations of racism, and his parents’ fortitude as activists in the civil rights movement shaped him into a fierce advocate for social justice today.

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What J. D. Vance did for Appalachia with Hillbilly Elegy, CNN analyst  and one of the youngest state representatives in South Carolina history Bakari Sellers does for the rural South, in this important book that illuminates the lives of America’s forgotten black working-class men and women.

Part memoir, part historical and cultural analysis, My Vanishing Country is an eye-opening journey through the South's past, present, and future.

Anchored in in Bakari Seller’s hometown of Denmark, South Carolina, Country illuminates the pride and pain that continues to fertilize the soil of one of the poorest states in the nation. He traces his father’s rise to become, friend of Stokely Carmichael and Martin Luther King, a civil rights hero, and member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) , to explore the plight of the South's dwindling rural, black working class—many of whom can trace their ancestry back for seven generations.

In his poetic personal history, we are awakened to the crisis affecting the other “Forgotten Men & Women,” who the media seldom acknowledges. For Sellers, these are his family members, neighbors, and friends. He humanizes the struggles that shape their lives: to gain access to healthcare as rural hospitals disappear; to make ends meet as the factories they have relied on shut down and move overseas; to hold on to precious traditions as their towns erode; to forge a path forward without succumbing to despair. 

My Vanishing Country is also a love letter to fatherhood—to Sellers' father, his lodestar, whose life lessons have shaped him, and to his newborn twins, who he hopes will embrace the Sellers family name and honor its legacy.


Editora:
Lançado em:
May 19, 2020
ISBN:
9780063005037
Formato:
Audiolivro

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  • (5/5)
    This book is amazing! I want to interview him! Bravo
  • (5/5)
    very beautiful book with powerful quotes i will use for the rest of my life
  • (5/5)
    One of the most inspiring books I have ever read!
  • (4/5)
    This was an honest portrayal of our world through the eyes of a southern African American father. Feelings, politics, anxiety, family and all touched upon, it is pure honesty. Keep up the fight Bakari!
  • (5/5)
    Me. Sellers is poignant and witty, and his words evoke emotion. Would listen to it again!
  • (5/5)
    The book was very informative. I did not know that Bakari’s dad was active in the Civil Rights Movement.
  • (5/5)
    Somebody has to take a stand an tell the truth! Bakari leaves you with a wealth of knowledge, inspiration & heartfelt love with a story that only he could tell. Authentic, passionate and a true affirmation of faith. This book belongs in the hands of every English/History Teacher statewide in South Carolina. Remarkable!
  • (5/5)
    A good look into the life of a future political superstar. His heart is in the right place. He gained a lifetime vote from me.