The last discussion in the "And Justice for All" BookTalk series at Bismarck State College takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. March 4 in the Library-English-Art building at 1400 Schafer St. The final book in the series is “Men We Reaped: A Memoir” by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward.
Ward's memoir shines a light on the community she comes from — the small town of DeLisle, Miss. Here, in the span of four years, she lost five young men dear to her to drugs, accidents, murder and suicide, including her beloved brother. Their deaths were seemingly unconnected, yet their lives had been connected, by identity and place. As Ward dealt with these losses, she came to a staggering truth: These young men died because of who they were and the place they were from, because certain disadvantages breed a certain kind of bad luck.
AnnMarie Kajencki, BSC professor of English, leads the discussion. Books are available at local libraries and booksellers. For more information, call 224-5450 or visit bismarckstate.edu/library.