How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir – Saeed Jones


Yn y nofel hon, mae Saeed Jones yn rhannu hanes dyn ifanc, du, hoyw o de UDA wrth iddo frwydro i gerfio lle iddo’i hun, o fewn ei deulu, o fewn ei wlad, o fewn ei obeithion, ei ddymuniadau a’i ofnau ei hun.

Jones 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, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence-into tumultuous relationships with his family, 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.

An award-winning poet, Jones has developed a style that’s as beautiful as it is 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.

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