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The home place : memoirs of a colored man's love affair with nature / J. Drew Lanham.

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  • 1 of 3 copies available at Indian Valley Public Library.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indian Valley Public Library 590.92 Lanham Nature (Text) 39427103553731 Nonfiction Room: Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 01/18/2021
Indian Valley Public Library 590.92 Lanham Nature (Text) 39427103556510 Nonfiction Room: Adult Nonfiction Available -
Indian Valley Public Library 590.92 Lanham Nature (Text) 39427103556528 Nonfiction Room: Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 02/06/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781571313157 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 157131315X (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781571313508
  • Physical Description: 216 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Photographs used as end papers.
Formatted Contents Note:
Me : an introduction -- FLOCK -- The home place -- Mamatha takes flight -- A good name -- A field guide to the four -- First-Sunday God -- FLEDGLING -- Little brown Icarus -- Whose eye is on the sparrow -- Cows -- Life's spring -- FLIGHT -- The bluebird of enlightenment -- Hoops -- Birding while black -- Jawbone -- New religion -- Thinking -- Digging -- Family reunion -- Patchwork legacy.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-to find joy and freedom in the same land his ancestors were tied to by forced labor, and then to be a black man in a profoundly white field. This book 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."--Jacket.
Subject: Lanham, J. Drew (Joseph Drew)
Zoologists > South Carolina > Biography.
African American zoologists > South Carolina > Biography.
Conservationists > South Carolina > Biography.
African American conservationists > South Carolina > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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