These Wilds Beyond Our Fences

These Wilds Beyond Our Fences Letters to My Daughter on Humanity's Search for Home

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781623171667
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Imprint: North Atlantic Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 828.9209
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 9293
Number of pages: xxxv, 313
Weight: 532g
Height: 155mm
Width: 229mm
Spine width: 35mm