Fatheralong: A Meditation on Fathers and Sons, Race and Society

Fatheralong: A Meditation on Fathers and Sons, Race and Society

by John Edgar Wideman
     
 

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With resonant artistry and unflagging directness, Wideman examines the tragedy of race and the gulf it cleaves between black fathers and black sons. He does so chiefly through the lens of his own relations with his remote father, producing a memoir that belongs alongside the classics of Richard Wright and Malcolm X.See more details below

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With resonant artistry and unflagging directness, Wideman examines the tragedy of race and the gulf it cleaves between black fathers and black sons. He does so chiefly through the lens of his own relations with his remote father, producing a memoir that belongs alongside the classics of Richard Wright and Malcolm X.

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"An important, moving, large-spirited book....Wideman understands that the personal is the political, that somehow every single black life today is tied inextricably to the prison of race."—Washington Post Book World
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This NBA finalist mixes memories of acclaimed novelist Wideman's relationship with his own father with broader musings on the subjects of race and fatherhood. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679737513
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
197
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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