torsdag 25 juni 2020

How we fight for our lives. A memoir:- Saeed Jones

How We Fight for Our Lives (inbunden)

“People don’t just happen,” writes Saeed Jones. “We sacrifice former versions of ourselves. We sacrifice the people who dared to raise us. The ‘I’ it seems doesn’t exist until we are able to say, ‘I am no longer yours.’ ”

Haunted and haunting, Jones’s memoir tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence—into tumultuous relationships with his mother and grandmother, into passing flings with lovers, friends and strangers. Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another—and to one another—as we fight to become ourselves.

Blending poetry and prose, Jones has developed a style that is equal parts sensual, beautiful, and powerful—a voice that’s by turns a river, a blues, and a nightscape set ablaze. How We Fight for Our Lives is a one of a kind memoir and a book that cements Saeed Jones as an essential writer for our time.
Bokomslag och beskrivning hämtad från Bokus.

Nästa bok jag valde att läsa i Queer blackathon, som pågick mellan 19-20 juni.
En memoar, jag gillade att läsa, vi får lära känna Saeeds utsatthet då han försöker bli och vara den har är, både homosexuell och en son till sin sjuka mamma.

Något som stör mig lite är de grafiska sex-scenerna, det är inget som jag uppskattar att läsa om men i detta fall ska de visa på hans utsatthet så....

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