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.
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.
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.
A remarkable achievement. A rare literary conversation, with audacity and authenticity, between a father and son, this book is certain to become a classic.
"This is a crisp, creative, dual memoir written with purpose born of hope — that the candid story of an African-American father and son coming to understand each other would instruct and perhaps inspire all fathers to take an active interest in the upbringing of their children".
A story well told about a father and son's enjoyment of fishing, but it's deeeper than that. The authors break down and destroy the negative stereotypes associated with African-American men. This masterfully written book contains stories that put you right in the action. . . . This powerful book encourages family, trust, knowledge and, more importantly, the ingredients to change the lives of African-american males for this generation, and those to come. It is an excellent book for our time, and a must read!
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.
An unapologetically honest and soulful masterpiece.