For writer Jesmyn Ward, Mississippi is a place she loves and hates

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For writer Jesmyn Ward, Mississippi is a place she loves and hates

For writer Jesmyn Ward, Mississippi is a place she loves and hates

For writer Jesmyn Ward, Mississippi is a place she loves and hates all at once. The author’s books are set in the poor, black Mississippi community where she grew up, a place where, she says, “the past bears very heavily on the present.” Those struggles, hinging on race and class, run all through her writing, including her novel, ‘Salvage the Bones,’ which won Ward a National Book Award in 2011 to her latest novel, ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing.’ Follow the link in our bio for the full story. (Credit: @ek_the_pj | Emily Kask for NPR)

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