The Colour of Water @ The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to his White Mother [used book]

By: James McBride

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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.

Title: The Colour of Water @ The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to his White Mother [used book]

Author Name: James McBride

Categories: Memoirs,

Publisher: Australia, Sceptre: 1997

ISBN Number: 0733605753

ISBN Number 13: 9780733605758

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Good

Type: Book

Size: B-format

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Seller ID: 001490