Black Girl in Paris

Black Girl in Paris

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
The narrator, a young Black woman, describes her experiences as a struggling writer in Paris, hoping to meet James Baldwin

Blackwell North Amer
Black Girl in Paris wends its way around the mythology or Paris as a city that has called out to African-American artists. Like James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, and Josephine Baker before her, Youngblood's heroine leaves her home, in the American South, nurturing a dream of finding artistic emancipation in the City of Light. She experiments freely, inhabiting different incarnations - artist's model, poet's helper, au pair, teacher, thief, and lover - to keep body and soul together, to stay afloat, heal the wounds of her broken heart, discover her sexual self, and, finally, to wrestle her dreams of becoming a writer into reality.

& Taylor

The second novel by the author of Soul Kiss explores the journey of a young AfricanAmerican woman as she discovers her personal identity in Paris, while struggling to transform her dreams of becoming a writer into reality. 20,000 first printing..

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, Penguin Putnam, c2000
ISBN: 9781573221511
Branch Call Number: F YOU
Characteristics: 238 p. ; 22 cm


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