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The home place : memoirs of a colored man's love affair with nature

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Dating back to slavery, Edgefield County, South Carolinaa place ”easy to pass by on the way somewhere else"has 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”to find joy and freedom in the same land his ancestors were tied to by forced labor, and then to be a black man in a profoundly white field. This book 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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Dansville Public Library J 590.92 LAN (Text)
Children's Nonfiction
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