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Title My vanishing country : a memoir / Bakari Sellers.
Author Sellers, Bakari, 1984- author, narrator.
Publication [New York] : HarperAudio, 2020.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (05 hr., 12 min., 33 sec.))
Time 051233
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Performer Read by the author.
Summary What J. D. Vance did for Appalachia with Hillbilly Elegy, CNN analyst and one of the youngest state representatives in South Carolina history Bakari Sellers does for the rural South, in this important book that illuminates the lives of America's forgotten black working-class men and women.Part memoir, part historical and cultural analysis, My Vanishing Country is an eye-opening journey through the South's past, present, and future.Anchored in in Bakari Seller's hometown of Denmark, South Carolina, Country illuminates the pride and pain that continues to fertilize the soil of one of the poorest states in the nation. He traces his father's rise to become, friend of Stokely Carmichael and Martin Luther King, a civil rights hero, and member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) , to explore the plight of the South's dwindling rural, black working class--many of whom can trace their ancestry back for seven generations.In his poetic personal history, we are awakened to the crisis affecting the other "Forgotten Men & Women," who the media seldom acknowledges. For Sellers, these are his family members, neighbors, and friends. He humanizes the struggles that shape their lives: to gain access to healthcare as rural hospitals disappear; to make ends meet as the factories they have relied on shut down and move overseas; to hold on to precious traditions as their towns erode; to forge a path forward without succumbing to despair. My Vanishing Country is also a love letter to fatherhood--to Sellers' father, his lodestar, whose life lessons have shaped him, and to his newborn twins, who he hopes will embrace the Sellers family name and honor its legacy.
Note Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed May 22, 2020).
Subject Sellers, Bakari, 1984-
African American legislators -- South Carolina -- Biography.
Legislators -- South Carolina -- Biography.
South Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives -- Biography.
Rural African Americans -- South Carolina -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Racism -- South Carolina -- History -- 21st century.
Denmark (S.C.) -- Biography.
Genre Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9780063005037 (electronic audio bk.)
0063005034 (electronic audio bk.)

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