|Lesley-Ann is a friend I’m proud of. She is someone who organized a picnic for me so I could meet other black women in Copenhagen. I’ll always remember that joyful day. That feeling when black women get together in the spirit of basking in each other’s glow.
|So I’m basking in the glow of Lesley-Anne’s second book and I hope you will too because your summer reading list is incomplete if you don’t have Lesley-Ann’s Black Girl on Mars included. Pick it up here.
Blackgirl on Mars is a radical memoir that chronicles author, educator, and activist Lesley-Ann Brown’s two years’ worth of travel searching for “home”.
As she travels across the US during the Black Lives Matter protests and Covid-19 pandemic and then to Trinidad and Tobago to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Brown tells her own life-story, as well as writing about race, gender, sexuality, and education, and ideas of home, family, and healing.
Both a radical political manifesto and a moving memoir about finding your place in the world, Blackgirl on Mars is about what it means to be a Black and Indigenous woman in Europe and the Americas in the twenty-first century.