Black Girl in Paris
By Shay Youngblood
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Published: Jan. 22, 2013
Words: 65,160 (approximate)
Eden leaves her home, in the American South arriving in Paris, where she experiments freely, inhabiting different incarnations - artist's model, poet's helper, au pair, teacher, thief, and lover - to heal the wounds of her broken heart, discover her sexual self, and, finally, to wrestle her dreams of becoming a writer into reality.
Black Girl in Paris wends its way around the mythology of 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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