A Bildungsroman of many voices, Robin Wyatt Dunn's new short novel WHITE MAN BOOK follows an eponymous "White Man" who speaks in ebonics as he investigates the origins of whiteness and its impact on his life.
WHITE MAN BOOK is part jeremiad, part expose, part prose poetry novel. It endeavors to wrestle with the implications of our beloved James Baldwin's observation that the white man is the "real nigger baby."
"Nobody knows white man. He ethnic like that. He is special. Nobody like him. Other people, they special their own way. Not like him. He special in white man way. He know the white man things.
So let us describe.
De White Man Fear."