These Wilds Beyond Our Fences

These Wilds Beyond Our Fences

Letters to My Daughter on Humanity's Search for Home

Author: Bayo Akomolafe Foreword by: Charles Eisenstein

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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.

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Weight 1.15 lbs
Dimensions 8.980 × 6.020 × 0.870 in
Format

ebook, audiobook, paperback

Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 352
Release Date: 2017-11-14
ISBN
Ebook 9781623171650
Paperback 9781623171667
Audiobook 9781623176129

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