Walkin' the Dog by Walter Mosley

Walkin' the Dog

Walter Mosley

A book to change the way you think about life. If you don't know much about the life of black Americans this book will open your eyes to a whole new world. A man's struggle to come to terms with his past, with who he is now and with how the world treats him.

Extract

'I'm not sure," Socrates said. 'I mean I been thinkin' about bein' mad at white folks lately. I mean I'm always mad. But bein' mad don't help. Even if I say somethin' or get in a fight, I'm still mad when it's all over. One day I realized that I couldn't stop bein' mad. Bein' mad was like havin' a extra finger. I don't like it, everybody always make fun of it but I cain't get rid of it. It's mine just like my blood.'

Parallels
  • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes