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Dori Sanders

Promise Land: A Farmer Remembers

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ISBN: 0976096307
Издательство: Novello Festival Press
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 31
Book DescriptionIn her first new work published in nearly a decade, farmer-turned-novelist Dori Sanders looks back at the struggles and triumphs of her own family's story. The farm where she grew up in Filbert, South Carolina, profoundly shaped the writer Sanders was to become. "Because the former slaves could buy the land with only a small down payment and the promise to pay the rest of the money owed, the rural farming community came to be called 'Promise Land,'" she explains. But this is more than nostalgia for a simpler time. Sanders candidly details the hardships and dispels the myths of life in the Jim Crow South. She takes readers back to her childhood, when she first felt the sting of segregation. She recounts the exploitation of black sharecroppers. "For generations to come and down to this day, the slaves' descendants would chant the true meaning of sharecropping for them: "The 'S' stands for slavery , the 'C' for continued ," Sanders writes. ...