- Nov. 23, 2012 -
After the publication of the first edition of Black Paris Profiles
by Monique Y. Wells for this year’s Black History Month, Discover Paris! is pleased to announce the release of the expanded, Kindle version of this ground-breaking e-publication.
When originally published, Black Paris Profiles
presented the stories of 16 contemporary African-American and black Caribbean expatriates who are living fruitful lives in the City of Light. Today, with the release of the Kindle version of the book, the public can read and enjoy eight additional profiles, totaling 24 profiles in all. Sixteen (16) of these profiles are about women, which counters the prevailing tendency for works about the Black Paris expatriate experience to focus on men.
Black Paris Profiles
is a must read for anyone who is considering a move to Paris or simply wondering what it is like to live there. Nowhere else can you find the viewpoints on forging a successful life abroad in today’s world that each chapter reveals!
. Numerous photos and clickable links to sites containing additional articles and images enliven the accounts of these fascinating people.
The persons featured in Black Paris Profiles
are leading rich, uncommon, and complex lives. Their stories are certain to shatter any stereotypes that readers may hold about living in Paris.
Monique Y. Wells has been writing about Black Paris for several years. She is co-author of Paris Reflections: Walks through African-American Paris
(co-author Christiann Anderson;
McDonald & Woodward, 2002), and has an essay on Black Paris in France, A Love Story
(Camille Cusamano; Seal Press, 2004). She has contributed numerous articles on the subject to print and Web publications and is the author of Discover Paris’
weekly Entrée to Black Paris blog. In 2011, she was named Black Culture and Heritage VIP in Paris by the online magazine African Diaspora Tourism
Black Paris Profiles
is priced at $9.99 on Kindle, but for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, it is available at no charge at the following link: http://www.blackparisprofiles.com