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Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden by Camille T. Dungy

Discover the powerful story of a mother's journey to cultivate her own garden in Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden. With an intentional and determined spirit, award-winning poet, author, and scholar Camille T. Dungy brings readers a biographical narrative with an environmentally and socially conscious message. Buy with purpose, as 10% of the purchase price goes to support adult literacy through ProLiteracy. Realize the power of a determined will!

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In Soil: The Story of a Black Mothers Garden, poet and scholar Camille T. Dungy recounts the seven-year odyssey to diversify her garden in the predominately white community of Fort Collins, Colorado. When she moved there in 2013, with her husband and daughter, the community held strict restrictions about what residents could and could not plant in their gardens.

In resistance to the homogenous policies that limited the possibility and wonder that grows from the earth, Dungy employs the various plants, herbs, vegetables, and flowers she grows in her garden as metaphor and treatise for how homogeneity threatens the future of our planet, and why cultivating diverse and intersectional language in our national discourse about the environment is the best means of protecting it.

Definitive and singular, Soil functions at the nexus of nature writing, environmental justice, and prose to encourage you to recognize the relationship between the peoples of the African diaspora and the land on which they live, and to understand that wherever soil rests beneath their feet is home.

Camille T. Dungy is the author of the essay collection Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has edited three anthologies, including Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry. Her honors include the 2021 Academy of American Poets Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an and an American Book Award. She is a University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 05-2-23|05-07-24
Pages: 336|352
Dimensions|Weight: 9 in H | 6 in W | 1 in T | 1 lb
Format: Hardcover|Paperback
EAN: 9781982195304|9781982195311

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