My Vanishing Country: A Memoir

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6.4 X 9.25 X 0.8 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just twenty-two years old, he defeated a twenty-six-year incumbent State Representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. In 2014 he was the Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor in the state of South Carolina. Sellers is a CNN political analyst and served in the South Carolina state legislature. Recently named to Time magazine's "40 under 40" list, he is also a practicing attorney who fights to give a voice to the voiceless.

"Bakari lays out a blueprint for anyone thinking just because their life starts on a dirt road in the rural south, it must end on a dirt road in the rural south. If you want to know what a black man can achieve in this country with faith in a higher power and a strong family structure, then this is the memoir you need."--Charlamagne Tha God, author of Black Privilege and Shook One
"My Vanishing Country solidifies Bakari Sellers as a major voice for his generation. He has taken the torch from his father Cleveland Sellers and soared. His brutally honest look at the systemic racism that continues to hold back the black working class is revelatory. His ownership of being Black, Country, and Proud is refreshing."--Angela Rye, CNN Commentator and CEO of IMPACT Strategies
"A strong voice for social justice emerges in an engaging memoir."--Kirkus Reviews
"Family trauma--even inherited trauma--can take a tremendous toll on children. But as Bakari Sellers makes plain in My Vanishing Country, family trauma can also be a source of strength."--BookPage
My Vanishing Country is both a timely and timeless book that sheds a light on the unseen and gives a voice to the many who are unheard.--Tyler Perry
"Bakari Sellers' My Vanishing Country is urgent and essential reading brimming with compassion and courage." --Van Jones, CNN Political Analyst