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Walking On Water

(1999)
A non fiction book by

 
 
"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.



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Hardback Editions

February 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
Author(s): Randall Kenan
ISBN: 0-679-40827-4 / 978-0-679-40827-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

February 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
Author(s): Randall Kenan
ISBN: 0-679-73788-X / 978-0-679-73788-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
Author(s): Randall Kenan
ISBN: 0-316-91112-7 / 978-0-316-91112-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
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