The Color of Water

The Color of Water : A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

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As a boy in Brooklyn's Red Hook projects, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked about it, she'd simply say 'I'm light-skinned.' Later he wondered if he was different too, and asked his mother if he was black or white. 'You're a human being,' she snapped. 'Educate yourself or you'll be a nobody!' And when James asked what colour God was, she said 'God is the colour of water.' As an adult, McBride finally persuaded his mother to tell her story - the story of a rabbi's daughter, born in Poland and raised in the South, who fled to Harlem, married a black man, founded a Baptist church, and put twelve children through college.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 211g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747538328
  • 9780747538325
  • 86,443

About James McBride

James McBride hat als Redakteur für die Washington Post, das People Magazin und den Boston Globe gearbeitet. Heute ist er als Schriftsteller und Komponist tätig. Sein Roman "Die Farbe des Wassers" wurde in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt. McBride lebt mit seiner Familie in New York.
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