Stranger in the Village: Two Centuries of African-American Travel Writing

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Farah J. Griffin, Cheryl J. Fish
Beacon Press, May 1, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 366 pages
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Two Centuries of African-American Travel Writing

This anthology documents two centuries of writing by African-Americans who have traveled abroad in search of new opportunities, political insight, pleasure, and adventure. Includes work by James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, Matthew Henson, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Ntozake Shange, and more.
 

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Griffin (English, Pennsylvania State Univ.) and Fish (English, CCNY) have teamed to compile and edit an interesting and entertainingly disparate group of writings by well-known and not-so-well-known ... Read full review

Contents

THOMAS DETTER 1871
12
MATTHEW A HENSON 1908
27
Experience Ministerial Travels
40
NANCY PRINCE 1855 from A Narrative of the Life
48
The Story
77
PAUL CUFFE 1812 from A Brief Account of
103
ROBERT CAMPBELL 1859 from A Pilgrimage to
111
ALEXANDER CRUMMELL 1860 from The Relations and Duties
124
from The Crisis
215
AUDRE LORDE 1984 Notes from a Trip to Russia
221
HARRY HAYWOOD 1978 from Black Bolshevik
228
BOOKER T WASHINGTON 1912 Naples and the Land of
241
An Auto
256
KATHERINE DUNHAM 1969 from Island Possessed
266
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR 1959 My Trip to the Land of Gandhi
281
CARL T ROWAN 1956 A Colored Brother Lost
290

W E B Du Bots 1924 Little Portraits of Africa
146
RICHARD WRIGHT 1954
150
FRANCE
167
Bennett
175
from Negro Digest
186
Meets Brown from Notes of
193
Russia
199
from The Crisis
206
VISITORS TOURISTS ANd OTHERS
299
SUE BAILEY THURMAN 1950 How Far from Here to Mexico?
311
JUNE JORDAN 1989 Report from the Bahamas
319
FLORENCE CAWTHORNE LADD 1982 Excerpts from a Dakar Diary
330
NTOZAKE SHANGE 1998 All It Took Was a Road
337
James P Beckwourth Mountaineer
357
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
363
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Farah J. Griffin, author of Who Set You Flowin'?, is associate professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Cheryl J. Fish is assistant professor of English at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY.

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