The Names Of All The Flowers

by Melissa Valentine
The Names Of All The Flowers
  • ISBN-13: 9781936932856
  • Author(s): Melissa Valentine
  • Subject: Black & Asian studies
  • Publisher: The Feminist Press
  • Imprint: The Feminist Press
  • Publication Date: 30-07-2020
  • Format: p/b

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Melissa s mixed-race family is torn apart when her older brother Junior is murdered as a result of gun violence. The Names of All the Flowers connects one tragic death to a collective grief for all black people who die too young. A lyrical recounting of a life lost, Melissa Valentine's debut memoir is an intimate portrait of a family fractured by the school-to-prison pipeline and an enduring love letter to an adored older brother. It is a call for justice amid endless cycles of violence, grief, and trauma, declaring: 'we are all witness and therefore no one is spared from this loss.'
About the book

Melissa s mixed-race family is torn apart when her older brother Junior is murdered as a result of gun violence. The Names of All the Flowers connects one tragic death to a collective grief for all black people who die too young. A lyrical recounting of a life lost, Melissa Valentine's debut memoir is an intimate portrait of a family fractured by the school-to-prison pipeline and an enduring love letter to an adored older brother. It is a call for justice amid endless cycles of violence, grief, and trauma, declaring: 'we are all witness and therefore no one is spared from this loss.'