Dispatches, diaries, memoirs, and letters by African-American travelers in search of home, justice, and adventure-from the Wild West to Australia.
Including: James Baldwin, Countee Cullen, Angela Davis, W. E. B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Ntozake Shange, and Richard Wright.
“[A Stranger in the Village] will explode any lingering notions that travel writing is a white writer’s game.” -Bob Sipchen, Los Angeles Times
“[A] remarkable anthology.” -Victoria Valentine, Emerge
“An intelligent, authoritative collection for anyone interested in travel writing, memoirs, or African-American history.” -Cond‚àöv† Nast Traveler
“[James] Baldwin’s astute observation that ‘this world is white no longer, and it will never be white again,’ could not be more obvious in this collection.” -The Miami Herald
“A thinking person’s travel anthology.” -Chicago Sun-Times