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Walking on Water Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)

Author:  Randall Kenan
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 067973788X
ISBN-13: 9780679737889
Sku: 30546908
Publish Date: 2/1/2000
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 1.25T
Pages:  688
Age Range:  NA
From the author of "Let the Dead Bury Their Dead" comes a profoundly moving and provocative account--both timely and enduring--of the thinking, the feelings, and the lives of African-Americans in the nineties.
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An authoritative look at the state of affairs for African Americans in the 1990s is based on interviews taken from diverse members of that community across the nation and explores both the hopes and difficulties of being black in America today.The account of a six-year journey across North America offers a sense of the state of race relations
Author Randall Kenan went on a multi-year quest to find the essence of black America. He traveled far and wide, and the resulting 200-plus interviews reflect a sense of individuality on the speaker's part and convey a sense of local history.


New York Times Book Review
"In taking to individuals seemingly so unrepresentative of the group he wants to understand Kenan violates every rule of the sociologist. And that may just be the reason [WALKING ON WATER] succeeds so well as a work of insight and compassion." - Alan Wolfe 03/14/1999

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0688
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books
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