Black Girl in Paris

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Riverhead Books, Jan 1, 2001 - Fiction - 238 pages
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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.

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I simply picked it up because I liked the cover art. - Goodreads
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I think Youngblood is an ok writer. - Goodreads

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I fell in love with the cover of this book. I only wish the contents were as amazing. "A name, a birthday an entire life can be invented, and that being so, can be changed." Eden left her simple life ... Read full review

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User Review  - Olayemi - Goodreads

Amazing!! Slow starting at first picked up just as fast. Great imagery, lets you imagine your self as the character herself beautifully written. It takes you through her journey from America to France ... Read full review


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About the author (2001)

Youngblood is a professor of Creative Writing and Black Women's Literature at Wheaton College.

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