We Fish: The Journey to Fatherhood

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We Fish is  the  tale of a father and son's shared dialogue in poetry and in prose, memoir and reflection, as they delight in their time spent fishing while considering the universal challenge of raising good children. Their story and their lesson have the power to teach today's young African American men about friendship, family, and trust; and the potential to save a generation from the dangers of the modern world and from themselves.

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Overview

We Fish is  the  tale of a father and son's shared dialogue in poetry and in prose, memoir and reflection, as they delight in their time spent fishing while considering the universal challenge of raising good children. Their story and their lesson have the power to teach today's young African American men about friendship, family, and trust; and the potential to save a generation from the dangers of the modern world and from themselves.

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“An excellent and delightful autobiography, a book any man, white or black, who is concerned about being a father and who likes to fish, write poetry, or hunt could learn from. Like Langston Hughes’s “The Big Sea’, Dr. Daniel’s book captures one with its humor, honesty, and depth of understanding.”
--African American Review
Journal of Black Studies
A remarkable achievement. A rare literary conversation, with audacity and authenticity, between a father and son, this book is certain to become a classic.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
This is a crisp, creative, dual memoir written with purpose born of hope-that the candid story of an African American father and son coming to understand each other would instruct and perhaps inspire all fathers to take an active interest in the upbringing of their children.
New Pittsburgh Courier
A story well told about a father and son's enjoyment of fishing, but it's deeper than that. The authors break down and destroy the negative stereotypes associated with African American men. This masterfully written book contains stories that put you right in the action. . . . This powerful book encourages family, trust, knowledge and, more importantly, the ingredients to change the lives of African American males for this generation, and those to come. It is an excellent book for our time, and a must read!
African American Review
An excellent and delightful autobiography, a book any man, white or black, who is concerned about being a father and who likes to fish, write poetry, or hunt could learn from. Like Langston Hughes's The Big Sea, Dr. Daniel's book captures one with its humor, honesty, and depth of understanding.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822941989
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Publication date: 3/12/2003
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
1. Prologue 1
2. Couldn't See for Looking 5
3. The Fever 23
4. The Little River 41
5. The Big River 61
6. The Way We Were Raised 77
7. The Ties that Bind 96
8. Let's Go! 108
9. Mr. Bill 130
10. Trash Talking 140
11. The Lion Sleeps 157
12. The Legend 169
13. We Fish 185
14. Afterword 199
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