Home Place

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In me, there is the red of miry clay, the brown of spring floods, the gold of ripening tobacco. All of these hues are me; I am, in the deepest sense, colored. From these fertile soils of love, land, identity, family, and race emerges The Home Place,…
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    In me, there is the red of miry clay, the brown of spring floods, the gold of ripening tobacco. All of these hues are me; I am, in the deepest sense, colored. From these fertile soils of love, land, identity, family, and race emerges The Home Place, a big- hearted, unforgettable memoir by ornithologist and professor of ecology J. Drew Lanham.Dating back to slavery, Edgefield County, South Carolinaa place easy to pass by on the way somewhere elsehas been home to generations of Lanhams. In The Home Place, readers meet these extraordinary people, including Drew himself, who over the course of the 1970s falls in love with the natural world around him. As his passion takes flight, however, he begins to ask what it means to be the rare bird, the oddity.By turns angry, funny, elegiac, and heartbreaking, The Home Place is a remarkable meditation on nature and belonging, at once a deeply moving memoir and riveting exploration of the contradictions of black identity in the rural Southand in America today.

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2016
    Forlag
    Milkweed Editions
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9781571318756
    Sider
    232

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