Way B(l)ack Then and Now: A Street Guide to African Americans in Paris; [Way Black Then and Now]. Michel Fabre, John A. Williams.
Way B(l)ack Then and Now: A Street Guide to African Americans in Paris; [Way Black Then and Now]
Way B(l)ack Then and Now: A Street Guide to African Americans in Paris; [Way Black Then and Now]

Way B(l)ack Then and Now: A Street Guide to African Americans in Paris; [Way Black Then and Now]

New York: Center for American Culture Studies [Columbia University]; Centre d'Etudes Africaines, Universite de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, 1992. First Edition, First Printing. Publisher's Original Wrappers. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing (modest wear and soiling, tiny tear to the front wrap's lower left corner and a tiny tear to the rear wrapper's lower edge), and being 1 of 500 unnumbered copies published. As the book tells the reader: "Certainly Paris is no longer a shelter from the evils of racism; yet it remains a placed where it is easier to be an artist, because society exerts little pressure on the individual if (s)he is commercially unsuccessful. But for many African-American Visitors it is becoming a place where they are delighted to find traces of their most illustrious predecessors, including Henry Ossawa Tanner, Sidney Bechet, Frederick Douglass, James Baldwin, and Josephine Baker to name but a few. This street guide of African-Americans in Paris is the result of an ambitious attempt to list these special sites of memory, or lieux de memoire. In so doing, it mostly records where those African-Americans lived, what they were doing there, what unexpected events happened to them, or whatever anecdotes are relevant to their stay and experience." A Very Good copy of an interesting work we seldom see. Very good. Item #1029

Price: $175.00