A review by nicolemillo
The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature, by J. Drew Lanham

reflective medium-paced


Although the family parts of the start were sweet, I think the latter parts were more interesting for me. Thoughts about hunting, Black belonging and history/lineage (especially in America), and reclaiming place were all discussions I find prickly and I liked hearing his perspective on these topics. On the whole though, I actually feel a little empty about it all, as though I was told a lot of things but still stayed mostly on the surface or maybe it’s just that it didn’t seem to have a strong enough through-line for me? I’m not sure..