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Mississippi Solo, A Memoir

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Title: Mississippi Solo, A Memoir

Author: Eddy L. Harris

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0-8050-5903-2

From the Back Cover

"Widely acclaimed as an American classic, Mississippi Solo is the book that launched the career of America's premeir African american momoirist and travel writer. It is the true story of a young Black man's quest: to canoe the length of the Mississippi River from Minnesota to New Orleans. The trip's dangers were legion for a Black man traveling alone, paddling from (as a friend put it) "where there ain't no Black folks to where they still don't like us much". He encounters barge wakes, wild dogs, and two shotgun-toting bigots who nearly end his life in the calm of an Arkansas dusk. Equally significant were the people who reached out to Harris and shared in his Adventure..."

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