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Product Details

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (February 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1482340291
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482340297
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,868,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

In this, my debut work I am inviting readers along on the adventures, romance, and self discovery I experienced in my twenties as a brown girl on the road.  Honest from the beginning, I explain that my story should not be used as a guidebook. However, I hope my anecdotes will encourage more women of color to participate in international travel something that has historically been the purview of white women. Some of my outrageous antics and colorful commentary will make you chuckle aloud in understanding.  I think my book is a unique travel memoir and autobiographical novel because few women of color venture off the beaten path and even fewer write about it.

From the Back Cover

"Transient: les Voyage de une Fille de Couleur" est le premier roman autobiographique écrit par Simone Salihah. Durant son écriture, les lecteurs prendront part à les aventures, les romance et le découverte personnelle, elle vécue comme une jeune femme de couleur voyageant le monde. Elle espère que ses histoires vont encourager les jeunes femmes de couleur à voyager à l'étranger de la même manière que leurs homologues blanches. Lisant son commentaire honnête au sujet de situations délicates fera rire. "Transient" est un mémoire de voyage unique qui explore les cultures locales. Il est pertinent parce que peu de femmes de couleur explorent les pays étrangers  au-delà des sites touristiques et encore moins écrire à ce sujet. 

"Nomada: Las Aventuras de una Morena" es la primera novela autobiográfica escrita por Salihah Simone. En su escrito, usted participará en las aventuras, romances y el crecimiento personal que experimentó como una negra joven viaja por el mundo. Ella espera que sus historias animará más morenas jóvenes a viajar por el mundo de la misma manera que sus contrapartes blancas. Leyendo su comentario honesto acerca de sus situaciones extrañas te hará reír. "Nomada" es un libro de memorias de viaje única que explora las culturas locales. El libro es importante porque pocas mujeres de color explorar más de los lugares turísticos en países extranjeros y las mujeres aún menos escribir sobre sus experiencias. 

"Nomada: As Aventuras de uma Morena" é o primeiro romance autobiográfico escrito por Salihah Simone. Na sua escrita, você vai participar das aventuras, romances, e crescimento pessoal que experimentou como uma jovem mulher morena que viajou internacionalmente. Ela espera que suas histórias vão incentivar más morenas jovens a viajar o mundo da mesma forma como as suas homólogas brancas. Lendo seu comentário honesto sobre suas situações estranhas, muitas vezes, fazem você rir. "Nomada" é um livro de memórias de viagem única, que explora as culturas locais. Este livro é relevante porque poucas mulheres negras explorar além dos locais turísticos em países estrangeiros e as mulheres ainda menos escrever sobre suas experiências.

More About the Author

Salihah Simone has spent the better part of the last fifteen years living in South America, Africa and the Middle East with brief stints in Europe and Southeast Asia. She works as a communications consultant for non-governmental organizations and grass-roots campaigns concerned with women's health and girls' education. She started traveling the world with her parents as an infant and by the time she was entering university at seventeen years old, she had already lived as an exchange student in West Africa. Salihah speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese and Cape Verde Criolu.
Transient: A Colored Girl's Travels is an autobiographical novel and represents her first stab a writing fiction.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Melissa on March 19, 2013
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Aside from several grammatical editing errors and inconsistencies, it was a decent read. The story is a bit all over the place but it's to be expected as the writer was literally all over the place. Not just with her travels, her love life made my head spin. She's lived a life that definitely deserves to be told and I appreciate having the opportunity to read it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs.Mommy on February 14, 2013
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I found myself easily enmeshed in the character and her travels. There were times when reading this that I was taken aback and thought, "Wow, I can't believe she did that!" And other times, where I wanted to pick up my passport and get swept away in adventure, romance, and the freedom of travel. There's a carefree anonymity that exists in the main character that seems to change with each destination that eventually culminates with a stark clarity of self by the end. What a fun book, filled with a great cornucopia of characters.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RETIRED BALLET DANSUER on February 14, 2013
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK. I AM INSPIRED TO QUIT MY JOB AND TRAVEL THE CHARACTERS HAD ONE EXPERIENCE AFTER THE NEXT FOR WHICH I WAS A PART OF.
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