10 Lessons From the Book Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward

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Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward is the story of her life and who he lost five young males from her life.

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But I am not that eloquent, so I shut my mouth and smile.

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Men’s bodies litter my family history. The pain of the women they left behind pulls them from the beyond, makes them appear as ghosts.

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Because we trusted nothing, we endeavored to protect ourselves, boys becoming misogynistic and violent, girls turning duplicitous, all of us hopeless.

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The burden of regret weighs heavily. It is relentless.

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It was easier and harder to be male; men were given more freedom but threatened with less freedom.

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She took what my grandfather left her with, and she built it into something more, and she survived.

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He taught me love is stronger than death

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