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The Home Place

Author : J. Drew Lanham
ISBN : 9781571318756
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 Carolina—a 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.” 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 South—and in America today.

The Home Place

Author : J. Drew Lanham
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"A groundbreaking work about race and the American landscape. Thoughtful, sincere, wise, and beautiful."--Helen Macdonald

The Home Place

Author : J. Drew Lanham
ISBN : 157131315X
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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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 emergesThe Home Place, a big-hearted, unforgettable memoir by ornithologist and professor of ecology J. Drew Lanham. Dating back to slavery, Edgefield County, South Carolina--a place "easy to pass by on the way somewhere else"--has been home to generations of Lanhams. InThe 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 South--and in America today.

The Autobiography Of An Ex Colored Man

Author : James Johnson
ISBN : 9781537823508
Genre : Fiction
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The first fictional memoir ever written by a black person, The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man influenced a generation of writers during the Harlem Renaissance and served as eloquent inspiration for Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, and Richard Wright. In the 1920s and since, it has also given white readers a startling new perspective on their own culture, revealing to many the double standard of racial identity imposed on black Americans...

Dwellings

Author : Linda Hogan
ISBN : 9780684830339
Genre : History
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Written in the form of stories and suffused with a reverence for the earth, a collection of meditations explores the mysteries of such subjects as bees, porcupines, caves, and the myths and rituals of Native American cultures. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Whale Caller

Author : Zakes Mda
ISBN : 0374708193
Genre : Fiction
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"A voice for which one should feel not only affection but admiration." --The New York Times The Whale Caller, Zakes Mda's fifth novel, is his most enchanting and accessible book yet-a romantic comedy of sorts in which the changing face of post-apartheid South Africa is revealed through prodigious, lyrical storytelling. As the novel opens, the seaside village of Hermanus, on the country's west coast, is overrun with whale watchers-foreign tourists wearing floral shirts and toting expensive binoculars, determined to see whales in their natural habitat. But when the tourists have gone home, the Whale Caller lingers at the shoreline, wooing a whale he calls Sharisha with cries from a kelp horn. When Sharisha fails to appear for weeks on end, the Whale Caller frets like a jealous lover-oblivious to the fact that the town drunk, Saluni, a woman who wears a silk dress and red stiletto heels, is infatuated with him. After much ado-which Mda relates with great relish-the two misfits fall in love. But each of them is ill equipped for romance, and their on-again, off-again relationship suggests something of the fitful nature of change in post-apartheid South Africa, where just living from one day to the next can be challenge enough. Mda has spoken of the end of apartheid as a lifting of the South African novelist's burden to write on political subjects. With The Whale Caller, he has written a tender, charming novel-the work of a virtuoso among international writers.

Home Place

Author : Crescent Dragonwagon
ISBN : 0395811368
Genre : House & Home
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While out hiking, a family comes upon the site of an old house and finds some clues about the people that once lived there.

Rooted In Rock

Author : Jim Gould
ISBN : 0815607016
Genre : Literary Collections
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An anthology of works by established & emerging authors that includes essays, literary nonfiction, poetry, short fiction, & excerpted fiction about the Adirondack Mountains.

South Carolina Naturalists

Author : David Taylor
ISBN : 1570032122
Genre : History
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This volume assembles essays, lectures, poems, letters and journals by 31 of South Carolina's pre-eminent early naturalists. The collection is intended to illuminate the wealth and significance of antebellum natural history studies in the region and the state's natural diversity.

Black Faces White Spaces

Author : Carolyn Finney
ISBN : 9781469614489
Genre : Nature
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Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

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