These Wilds Beyond Our Fences: Letters To My Daughter On Humanity's Search For Home by Bayo AkomolafeThese Wilds Beyond Our Fences: Letters To My Daughter On Humanity's Search For Home by Bayo Akomolafe

These Wilds Beyond Our Fences: Letters To My Daughter On Humanity's Search For Home

byBayo Akomolafe

Paperback | November 14, 2017

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Tackling some of the world’s most profound questions through the intimate lens of fatherhood, Bayo Akomolafe embarks on a journey of discovery as he maps the contours of the spaces between himself and his three-year-old daughter, Alethea. In a narrative that manages to be both intricate and unguarded, he discovers that something as commonplace as becoming a father is a cosmic event of unprecedented proportions. Using this realization as a touchstone, he is led to consider the strangeness of his own soul, contemplate the myths and rituals of modernity, ask questions about food and justice, ponder what it means to be human, evaluate what we can do about climate change, and wonder what our collective yearnings for a better world tell us about ourselves. These Wilds Beyond Our Fences is a passionate attempt to make sense of our disconnection in a world where it is easy to feel untethered and lost. It is a father’s search for meaning, for a place of belonging, and for reassurance that the world will embrace and support our children once we are gone.
Bayo Akomolafe left a teaching position as a professor and clinical psychologist in a Nigerian university to pursue “a small and intense life”— a life outside the highways of the familiar, outside of fences. In a sense, his decolonizing journey in the wilds, in the borderlands of globalizing culture, began when he met Ijeoma, his wife ...
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Title:These Wilds Beyond Our Fences: Letters To My Daughter On Humanity's Search For HomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.9 inPublished:November 14, 2017Publisher:North Atlantic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1623171660

ISBN - 13:9781623171667

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