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Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century, RANDALL KENAN

Author:    RANDALL KENAN

Title:   Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Vintage 2000-02-22

ISBN Number:    067973788X / 9780679737889

Seller ID:   20071001124345

"A meaningful panoramic view of what it means to be human...Cause for celebration." --"Times-Picayune"
From the author of the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Let the Dead Bury Their Dead comes a moving, cliché-shattering group portrait of African Americans at the turn of the twenty-first century.
In a hypnotic blend of oral history and travel writing, Randall Kenan sets out to answer a question that has has long fascinated him: What does it mean to be black in America today? To find the answers, Kenan traveled America--from Alaska to Louisiana, from Maine to Las Vegas--over the course of six years, interviewing nearly two hundred African Americans from every conceivable walk of life. We meet a Republican congressman and an AIDS activist; a Baptist minister in Mormon Utah and an ambitious public-relations major in North Dakota; militant activists in Atlanta and movie folks in Los Angeles. The result is a marvellously sharp, full picture of contemporary African American lives and experiences.

Price = 16.00 USD



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