A Meditation on Fathers and Sons, Race and Society
Vintage, 9780679737513, 224pp.
Publication Date: August 29, 1995
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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.
About the Author
John Edgar Wideman is the award-winning author of more than 20 books, which have received two PEN/ Faulkner Awards and a National Book Award nomination. In addition to his authorial career, he is a professor at Brown University. His latest book, Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File, was published in 2016.
Praise For Fatheralong: A Meditation on Fathers and Sons, Race and Society…
"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