Black Girl in Paris

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Riverhead Books, 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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User Review  - pinkcrayon99 - LibraryThing

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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I'd never heard of this book when I got it out of the library. I simply picked it up because I liked the cover art. I didn't even read the blurb on the back to find out what it was about. Black Girl ... Read full review


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