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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.
About the Author
Lesley-Ann Brown is a Caribbean American writer who is originally from Brooklyn, NY. She is the author of Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son. She currently resides in her own body.
“Lesley-Ann Brown has a brave voice and a keen eye, offering an unflinching view of what it means to be a Caribbean American woman living in Europe.” - Gary Younge, author of Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives
“So rich and vibrant that it almost makes you forget the very deep, guttural, and violent lessons within its pages.” - Elisa Donovan, actress in Clueless, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Beverley Hills 90210
"An account of the existential reality of the maintenance of her own Black life within the realms of gender, sexuality, cultural connectivity and self-awareness." — New York Amsterdam News