Black Earth and Ivory Tower

by Zachary Michael Jack, University of South Carolina Press, 2005. 312 pages. reviewed by Kathleen D. Kelsey Reading Black Earth and Ivory Tower reminds me of why I’m an academic and a hobby gardener and not a full-time farmer. In-between reading the 32 expertly written short essays, I pluck redbud seedlings out of my herb beds. As an academic I love to read, ponder, and write. As a farmer’s daughter, I also love to dig my hands into the soil, to move the earth and watch the earthworms escape my capture, occasionally finding a baby snake under a rock. Having […]
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