A second conversation took place last fall at a crowded restaurant in Boston.In both meetings, Wideman spoke for hours, only occasionally raising his voice above a near whisper.
Although he left Homewood to attend the University of Pennsylvania on a basketball scholarship, the legacies of family and community remain a rich source of material for his work.
There have been interesting books written about Homewood, but the people make the place” (“Home” 454).
In 1965, he married Judith Ann Goldman, with whom he has three children.
In addition, he worked as the Assistant Basketball Coach at the University of Pennsylvania from 1968-1972.
Wideman writes fiction as well as scholarship about African American literature.