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Denizet-Lewis Reviews “How We Fight for Our Lives” for NYT Book Review

Writing, Literature, and Publishing associate professor Benoit Denizet-Lewis reviewed poet Saeed Jones’ memoir “How We Fight for Our Lives” for the New York Times Book Review, which chronicles Jones’ difficult experiences growing up as an African American and gay youth.

Jones is fascinated by power (who has it, how and why we deploy it), but he seems equally interested in tenderness and frailty. We wound and save one another, we try our best, we leave too much unsaid.

Read the review here.