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The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race

Jesmyn Ward

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A surprise New York Times bestseller, these groundbreaking essays and poems about race--collected by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward and written by the most important voices of her generation--are "thoughtful, searing, and at times, hopef

Book Details

  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Publish Date: Jun 20th, 2017
  • Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.30in - 5.40in - 0.60in - 0.45lb
  • EAN: 9781501126352
  • Categories: Cultural & Ethnic Studies - American - African American & BlDiscriminationMinority Studies

About the Author

Ward, Jesmyn: - Jesmyn Ward received her MFA from the University of Michigan and has received the MacArthur Genius Grant, a Stegner Fellowship, a John and Renee Grisham Writers Residency, the Strauss Living Prize, and the 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. She is the historic winner--first woman and first Black American--of two National Book Awards for Fiction for Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017) and Salvage the Bones (2011). She is also the author of the novel Where the Line Bleeds and the memoir Men We Reaped, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize and the Media for a Just Society Award. She is currently a professor of creative writing at Tulane University and lives in Mississippi.

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