Catching a flight isn’t the only way to go on a priceless global adventure. Between the pages of books you’ll find intense, heart-filled and relatable once-in-a-lifetime experiences that even a passport can’t buy. From tales of self discover to shattered dreams and heartbreak, the stories cross all borders.
These Black authors put pen to paper to take you on vivid journeys that span countries, cultures and even time itself. If you’re looking to take a mental escape, grab these five travel themed books and prepare for the trip of a lifetime.
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Black Girl in Paris follows a young woman as she leaves her home in the South to follow in the footsteps of African American artists like James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, and Josephine Baker. On her journey she learns to live freely, heal old wounds, and how to bring her dreams of being a writer to reality.
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Hola Morocha! Follows author Jennifer Poe as through her adventures as a stranger, a black woman, living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Poe uses humor and grace to highlight the ups and downs of her journey and take you on the adventure of a lifetime.
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Writing letters to her "sisters around the world," author Maureen Stone uses Black Woman Walking to take readers along for her journey from Barbados to Bhutan, from Grenada to Guatemala and from Africa to Australia, detailing her personal encounters and experiences along the way.
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In Kinky Gazpacho, magazine writer Lori L. Tharps recounts her journey from a small, mostly white town in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to the streets of Spain. Throughout the book readers follow Tharps as she deals with the realities of being Black in Spain, the redeeming power of love and finding herself in the most unexpected of places.
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Author Marlon James uses The Book of Night Women to take you through time and space, back to the eighteenth century, to tell you the story of Lilith, a girl born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation. From birth everyone sees that Lilith holds a power that should be both feared and respected, but it is not until Lilith learns to accept that power, that her life and the lives of the women around her, begin to change.
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