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

Finalist, National Book Awards 1994 for Nonfiction

Fatheralong- A Meditation on Fathers, Sons, Race and Society by john edgar wideman book cover
ISBN 9780679737513
Pantheon | Vintage
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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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