How We Fight For Our Lives


      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. New Read [ How We Fight For Our Lives ] By [ Saeed Jones ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Saeed Jones debut poetry collection Prelude To Bruise Coffee House Press was the winner of the 2015 PEN Joyce Osterweil Award For Poetry and the 2015 Stonewall Book Award Barbara Gittings Literature Award and a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award The book was also a finalist for 2015 awards from the Lambda Literary and the Publishing Triangle His poetry and essays have appeared in publications like the New York Times, NPR, Guernica, Ebony, and Best American Poetry, among others Saeed won a Pushcart Prize for poetry in 2013 and is BuzzFeed s Executive Editor of Culture.

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  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • How We Fight For Our Lives
  • Saeed Jones
  • English
  • 11 March 2018
  • 1501132733

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 indictment of our culture that creates so little space for gay men to learn how to be who they truly are Most of all, this memoir is a rhapsody in the truest sense of 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 indictment of our culture that creates so little space for gay men to learn how to be who they truly are Most of all, this memoir is a ...

  2. says:

    Tell me , please I hardly ever say this, but this book was too short I wantedSaeed 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 helps us understand others, and How We Fight For Our Lives is a window into experiences that are completely unlike my own.I wantedbecaus Tell me , please I hardly ever say this, but this book was too short I wantedSaeed Jones is a fantastic storyteller, even when he is telling stories that are heartbreaking and difficult to read His vignett...

  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 long to put words to its visceral glamour When I first heard of its arrival over the winter, I needed it immediately To imagine the amount of blood, sweat, and tea 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 long to put words to its visceral glamour Wh...

  4. 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 And throughout the book his Mom shines through which makes me miss my own Mom What a brave young man to share his experiences 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 fa...

  5. 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

  6. 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 aboutthan just coming out, it was about living authentically in all the many ways and about the painful journey of finding out what that even meant.Jones life takes him from Texas, where as a young teenager he discovered his sexuality, to 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 bl...

  7. says:

    A coming of age memoir about an African American boy coming to terms with being gay Saeed grew up in the south fighting to understand his identity How We Fight For Our Lives is a captivating read you ll read about the up s and downs, the mental anguish, and the acceptance of who Saeed was and is now The words are raw and flow beautifully they really make you think about how we Americans treat each other and how being different is not so easily accepted This memoir will stay with me for a l A coming of age memoir about an African American boy coming to terms with being gay Saeed grew up in the south fighting to understand his identity How We Fight For Our Lives is a captivating read you ll read about the up s and downs, the mental anguish, and the acceptance of who Saeed was and is now The words are raw and flow beautifully they really make you think about how we Americans treat each other and how being different is not so easily...

  8. says:

    I met Saeed this morning at an ALA panel on memoirs He and the other panelists had me tearing up I skipped an afternoon session to read his book and just finished it before bed Again I am in tears.His writing is as easy to read as he is quick to smile I am so glad I got to see him laughing and smiling in person after reading his book His emotions are so palpable as you read each of the four acts It s not just his story It is that of his mother as well What an incredible woman he has intr I met Saeed this morning at an ALA panel on memoirs He and the other panelists had me tearing up I skipped an afternoon session to read his book and just finished it before bed Again I am in tears.His writing is as easy to read as he is qu...

  9. says:

    More like 4.5 This is one of the most beautifully written memoirs I ve had a chance to read Tight, evocative, rhapsodic, Jones recollections of moments, people, emotions punctuates so much deeper upon reading and re readi...

  10. 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.

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