8 Best Black Travelers Guide Books for People of African Heritage

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Guidebooks are resources for Black travelers and are more than just lists of places to go and itineraries; they serve as compasses for navigating the rich tapestry of the world as seen through the eyes of Black travelers.

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These guides honor the varied histories, traditions, and experiences of Black communities in addition to providing conventional travel advice.  The interconnected world offers invaluable insights into stories that shape the interconnected world, whether you’re looking for hidden gems in bustling cities or tracing your ancestors’ roots.

In these books, you’ll find voices and perspectives from those who seek adventure and cultural understanding. These books will offer the black community recommendations for equal opportunities to vacation and recreation opportunities.

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8 Best Black Travelers Guide Books

These collections are arranged alphabetically.

Black Paris: The African Writers’ Landscape– Bennetta Jules-Rosette

8 Best Black Travelers Guide Books for People of African Heritage
Black Paris by Bennetta Jules-Rosette. Image source: Goodreads  licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

This book delves into the literary history of Black writers and artists who lived in or visited Paris. It provides a unique perspective on the city’s cultural scene from an African American point of view.

Furthermore, Black Paris documents three generations of African writers as they attempt to establish their artistic, literary, and cultural identities in France.

The stories were based on long-term ethnographic, archival, and historical research. The work of Jules-Rosette was excellent, enriched with interviews with several new-generation writers.

You can get the Black Paris on Amazon.

Black to Ghana: An African American Travel Guide to Ghana– Charleslisa Dejesus

8 Best Black Travelers Guide Books for People of African Heritage
Black to Ghana: An African American Travel Guide to Ghana by Charleslisa Dejesus. Image source: Amazon  licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Black to Ghana is a ‘know before you go’ guide created to inspire African Americans to travel and encourage them to embrace Ghana as a tourist destination. Charleslisa prepares you for what you need to know beforehand. 

You’ll find information on everything from navigating the visa application process to discovering things to do in Ghana in this user-friendly guide.

This book is informative, providing historical knowledge and capturing what it feels like to be in an African country like Ghana.

This black traveler’s guide is available on Amazon. 

Go Girl!: The Black Woman’s Book of Travel and Adventure– Elaine Lee

8 Best Black Travelers Guide Books for People of African Heritage
Go Girl!: The Black Woman’s Book of Travel and Adventure by Elaine Lee. Image source: Amazon  licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Go Girl! is the first travel guide written by and for African American women, and Elaine Lee it. Fifty-two captivating travel stories by authors like Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Audre Lorde, Jill Nelson, Alice Walker, and Pearl Cleage are collected in this anthology.

From the coldest Iceland to the dustiest Australia, Lee has assembled a wonderful collection of tales. You’ll be informed of the amazing sundown towns. Besides, you’ll also know the best lodgings to take and a story or two on humiliation.

A moving essay by Lee, “Creating and Sustaining a Trip Around the World,” about her seven-month solo journey through eight nations in Central and Southern Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia, serves as the book’s epilogue. 

You’ll find helpful advice on route planning, locating people to talk to or simply a place to stay, setting up a home secretary, and traveling alone.

Go Girl! is available on Amazon

Green Book Global– Lawrence Phillips  

The Green Book Global is a Black travel review and online booking platform dedicated to inspiring and empowering Black travelers to explore the world confidently.

You can share “Traveling While Black” experiences for domestic and international destinations on the website. 

The website is an excellent platform for reference for black travelers, as you’ll find a community of Black travelers’ rating destinations. 

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The platform has more than 5,000 travel suggestions from the crowd for more than 400 locations, covering things to do, adventures, relaxation, and, most importantly, what it is like to travel while black.  

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power—Mark Godfrey & Zoé Whitley

Young black artists at the beginning of their careers faced challenging questions about art, politics, and racial identity during the period of radical change that was 1963–1983. They deliberated on creating a work of art that would stand out as innovative, unique, formally complex, and materially complex.

Additionally, black artists’ goal is to create work that expresses their worries and experiences as black Americans.  

In this way, Soul of a Nation brings to light previously overlooked histories of black artists in the 20th century.

While not a traditional travel guide, this book explores the art and cultural movements during the Civil Rights Movement and beyond, providing a clear guide into the African American experience and history. It shares the discrimination and segregation experienced by black people especially in the United States.

The Negro Motorist Green Book– Victor Hugo Green

8 Best Black Travelers Guide Books for People of African Heritage
The Negro Motorist Green Book by Victor Hugo Green. Image source: Amazon  licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The Negro Motorist Green Book served as a TravelGuide for African Americans, listing hotels, boarding houses, motels, taverns, restaurants, service stations, and other businesses that catered to their needs across the nation. 

From 1936 to 1966, when racism against African Americans was pervasive, Victor H. Green, a mailman, published The Green Book every year. 

African Americans encountered racial prejudice during the Jim Crow era, including price gouging and physical violence, while touring the country. 

The Negro Motorist Green Book, however, provided information that improved their treatment, security, and safety. It was mostly referred to as the traveler’s green book.

The book is available on Amazon.

The Black Traveler’s Guide to Incheon and Seoul– The Blerd Explorer

8 Best Black Travelers Guide Books for People of African Heritage
The Black Traveler’s Guide to Incheon and Seoul by The Blerd Explorer. Image source: Amazon  licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

This guidebook focuses on travel tips and insights for Black travelers visiting South Korea, specifically Incheon, and Seoul. As a Black man navigating the country, the author draws on his observations and experience to provide you with valuable tips and interesting cultural insights.

This book will benefit you as first-time visitors because it targets an adult audience, particularly students and solo travelers.

The general information may be helpful to family travelers, but there are few child welfare travel guides. However, there are enough tidbits to be valuable and adaptable to different needs.

The book is available on Amazon.

Traveling While Black– Nanjala Nyabola

8 Best Black Travelers Guide Books for People of African Heritage
Traveling While Black by Nanjala Nyabola. Image source: Amazon licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Traveling While Black is a collection of essays inspired by The Green Book. Reflecting on race, identity, and privilege, the guidebook examines the modern travel experiences of Black people. 

As you read this manual, Nyabola deftly tells the tale, constantly challenging you to reflect on the events and approach the world from different angles. 

The book, partially an autobiography, and travelogue, is also a profound reflection on migration, travel, identity, racism, literature, language, Pan-Africanism, and the experiences of a young Kenyan woman traveling in the contemporary world.

Looking at some of the themes, it might not seem like a travel book, but it is a black travelers’ guide you will not want to put down!

You can get the book on Amazon.

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Travel guides for black people are essential tools for reshaping their travel experiences. As a result, they celebrate the diversity, cultural richness, and history of destinations in a much-needed way. 

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Sedi Djentuh
Sedi Djentuh
Hey, Sedi here, a content writer. She's fascinated by the interplay between people, lifestyle, relationships, tech and communication dedicated to empowering and spreading positive messages about humanity. She's an avid reader and a student of personal weekly workouts. When she's not writing, Sedi is busy advocating for plastic-free earth with her local NGO.

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