black and abroad by Carolyn E. Vines
traveling beyond the limitations of identity

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating

Synopsis

After accepting her Dutch boyfriend’s invitation to move from sultry New Orleans, Carolyn finds herself in the land of windmills, wooden shoes and endless gray skies. As she moves away from the remnants of her tragic childhood and America’s obsession with race, she is plunged into the depths of homesickness, depression and a declaration of war on her own hair.

She travels through motherhood and a career change, and her determination is put to the test. On the way to self-discovery, she ends up finding love, soul sisters and the secret to avoiding bad hair days.

In this mid-life memoir, Carolyn writes candidly about how getting the runaround in Spain, being mistaken for a prostitute and losing her passport in Cuba, and dealing with Dutch people on their bikes (among other quirky adventures) have changed her ideas about being a black woman in the world.
 

About Carolyn E. Vines

See more books from this Author
 
Published September 27, 2011 by Adelaar Books. 317 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel.

Reader Rating for black and abroad
92%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 11 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review