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How We Fight For Our Lives From Award Winning Poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight For Our Lives Is A Stunning Coming Of Age Memoir Written At The Crossroads Of Sex, Race, And Power 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.



10 thoughts on “How We Fight For Our Lives

  1. says:

    In his astonishing, unparalleled memoir, How We Fight For Our Lives, Saeed Jones writes of making his body into a weapon, a fierce thing that can cut In these pages, Jones also makes language into a fierce, cutting weapon How We Fight For Our Lives is a coming of age story, it is a love letter to a black single mother, it is an indictmen


  2. says:

    Tell me , please I hardly ever say this, but this book was too short I wanted Saeed Jones is a fantastic storyteller, even when he is telling stories that are heartbreaking and difficult to read His vignettes about finding his place as a young, gay black man from the South are powerful and vivid There are age old adages about how literature


  3. says:

    It brings me great pain and joy to know Saeed Jones How We Fight For Our Lives will be set upon us all Pain for the collective loss and sorrow gay black boys have suffered, and joy in knowing that it is stories like these that will set us free.It s been a month since I read Saeed Jones How We Fight For Our Lives, and I fumbled so lon


  4. says:

    I read in one sitting, and woo this is one of those memoirs that will live with me forever It s raw and powerful and it s out in October, and if you re a fan of memoirs definitely have this one on your radar He s also one of my favorite people to follow on Twitter.


  5. says:

    Many thanks to Simon Schuster and NetGalley for an ARC of this book What a beautiful memoir from Saeed Jones Coming of age, coming out, relationships with family, a son and his single mother Racism, homophobia external and internal Without giving away any real spoilers, I must say it was genius of him to use his sex scenes to talk about the horror of racism


  6. says:

    This book is soooo good Saeed Jones is a force His skills as a poet is fully evident in the prose of this book Sexuality Humanity Blackness Family Grief It s all in here He is vulnerable and he is genius and just wow


  7. says:

    What a truly incredible memoir I devoured this in one sitting, couldn t put it down couldn t turn the pages fast enough and really wanted once I was finished How We Fight For Our Lives is powerful, captivating, heart wrenching and also full of strength I admire so much that these amazing humans allow us, complete strangers, to see into their world, to read their tru


  8. says:

    This is a gorgeous memoir about growing up gay and black in the south, about knowing that the odds are against you and trying to carve a space for yourself in a world where being a black gay boy is a death wish For Saeed Jones, forging his identity was about than just coming out, it was about living authentically in all the many ways and about the painful journey of find


  9. says:

    This book is fantastic There are so many moments of pure genius and poetry, and lines I will never forget Jones really captures what it feels like to not feel present in yourself and the life you are living It is beautifully both specific and universal.


  10. says:

    Saeed Jones has written a poignant and very personal memoir about being a gay black man He records his difficulty coming out to his mother and the personal anxieties that plagued him while growing up Just as some cultures have hundred words for snow , there should be a hundred words in our language for all the ways a black boy can lay awake at night.The author wins a scholarship to


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