We all have varying experiences when traveling abroad, depending on our background, nationality, and even our race. That is why the website U Go Gurl has created the travel essay book, Go Girl. The book is made up of collected travel essays from prominent African American female writers (Maya Angelou, Alice Walker and Gwendolyn Brooks) and other well-traveled black women relating their experiences of traveling while black and female. The essays range from positive experiences in Egypt, and Ghana to the more complex and revealing experience of traveling in Russia, the British Virgin Islands, and Mexico. While the book deals with themes of identity, nationality, pride, and racism experienced outside of the States; the book ultimately is aimed at encouraging black women to travel and find the resources to do so, even when most mainstream travel guides don't offer up advice addressing black women. [Racialicious]
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