My Vanishing Country

A Memoir
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Author(s): Bakari Sellers
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: May 19, 2020
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.15 hours)
Product Number: Z100155137
Released: May 19, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780063005037
Narrator/s: Bakari Sellers
Publisher: HarperAudio
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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 Americaâ??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 Sellerâ??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 fatherâ??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 classâ??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 â??Forgotten Men & Women,â? 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 fatherhoodâ??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.


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CD
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Author(s): Bakari Sellers
Narrator(s): Bakari Sellers
Product Number DD50248
Released: May 19, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781094157795
eBook
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Author(s): Bakari Sellers
Product Number EB00765013
Released: May 19, 2020
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Amistad
ISBN: #9780062917478

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