We Fish (Paperback)

The Journey to Fatherhood

By Prof. Jack L. Daniel, Omari C. Daniel

University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822958918, 216pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/23/2003)

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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.

Praise For We Fish: The Journey to Fatherhood

“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

"Shows us that of all the bridges that boys must cross to manhood, there is none so sturdy as the love of family. This book is a warm, soulful journey back to where so many successful black men came from and a guide to where so many troubled young black men need to be."
—Bebe Moore Campbell, author of What You Owe Me

"A must-read. The Daniel men have given us a wise, sensitive—and, at times, hilarious—book about the nurturing and bonding of African American men. It is a soulful, spell-binding tale of the journey to manhood across generations. Through trash talking, analyses of the social landscape, and the best poetry I’ve seen in a long time, the book teaches us what it means to train up a black male child in these times."
—Geneva Smitherman, co-author of Educating African American Males

"A remarkable achievement. A rare literary conversation, with audacity and  authenticity, between a father and son, this book is certain to become a classic."
—Molefi Kete Asante, Editor, Journal of Black Studies