My Vanishing Country: A Memoir

My Vanishing Country: A Memoir

Part memoir, part historical and cultural analysis, My Vanishing Country is an eye-opening journey through the South's past, present, and future.Anchored in in Bakari Seller’s hometown of Denmark, South Carolina, Country illuminates the pride and pain that continues to fertilize the soil of one of the poorest states in the nation. He traces his father’s rise to become, fri...

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Title:My Vanishing Country: A Memoir
Author:Bakari Sellers
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My Vanishing Country: A Memoir Reviews

  • Elizabeth (Dr. Roz) Rosner
    Such a powerful memoir! Mr. Sellers covers the Civil Rights Movement, MLK, the Fierce Urgency of Now, the role of the church, and politics today. He artfully weaves together his story with his dad's. He is particularly transparent about his anxiety and he shares openly about the medical issues of hi...
  • Beverly Herndon
    Beautiful memoir written from the soul. Bakari has wisdom beyond his 35 years as evidenced by the influence history and legacy have on his actions today. I appreciate his honesty and cold hard truths. With so much accomplished in his life thus far, I can only imagine what more is in store for him....
  • Jim KABLE
    Cometh the Day, Cometh the BookI “met” the author Bakari Sellers via an interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now just two days ago. I googled his name - there was a book - this book - and immediately purchased - and read it - here in Australia. A memoir of a young man out of South Carol...
  • Nancy
    Finished: 23.05.2020Genre: memoirRating: BEasy to readFather and son relationship....that I felt forHopscotching places and timesCarefully observedWise but not self-righteousPolitical but not 1-dimensionalIronic "...we all deserve to be free and equal..."...but that is not the case in USA as Bakari...
  • Christal
    Very timely book! As a white woman from rural Mississippi, I appreciated learning about the perspective of blacks in the rural American South. I also gained a greater historical understanding of the oppression and violence against African Americans in South Carolina particularly, but other areas of ...
  • Traci at The Stacks
    I really enjoyed getting to know Bakari Sellers. The content of this book was super interesting and his position as a civil rights legacy is incredible. The food was just ok but the content was great. ...
  • Jasmine
    First lets start with the cover, the picture of him as a child is an adorable one. From his nod to his father and history. The book is just outright intelligent and unique in the way that he tells not only his story but also the story of where. I also loved the section about anxiety, I love it when ...
  • Amerie
    June's Amerie's Book Club selection is My Vanishing Country by Bakari Sellers!📚In his unapologetically emotional memoir, CNN analyst Bakari Sellers shares what it is to grow up "Black, country, and proud." From the tragic event that helped to shape his life though it occurred before his birth...

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