Always Elsewhere: Travels of the Black Atlantic (The Black Atlantic Series)

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An anthology of some fifty travel-related essays, journal entries, and other writings by Black authors includes materials from the late eighteenth century to the present, and covers Africans in the United States and Europe, and African Americans in Europe and Africa

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This anthology of 50 travel pieces by African American, Caribbean, and African writers spans the the last three centuries. Among the writers included are Frederick Douglass, Richard Wright, Phillis Wheatley, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Edwidge Danticat. The book is divided by theme: the Middle Passage, the upheavals of migration and exile, impressions of Europe, journeys to Africa, official tours, and the concept of home. Each selection is preceded by a brief biography, and a bibliography and suggestions for further reading are included. The collection is to be commended for its sheer variety, featuring voices at at once lively (Sekai Nenza-Shand, "Following the Tracks Back"), acerbic (George C. Wolfe, "Git on Board"), and intimate (C.L.R. James, "Letters to Constance Webb") but never boring. Recommended for all collections.?Ravi Shenoy, Hinsdale P.L., IL
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