I Wonder as I Wander

Following on Langston Hughes’ first autobiography, The Big Sea, his second volume I Wonder as I Wander, was published in 1956 and follows Hughes through the 1930s.

In I Wonder as I Wander, Langston Hughes vividly recalls the most dramatic and intimate moments of his life in the turbulent 1930s.

His wanderlust leads him to Cuba, Haiti, Russia, Soviet Central Asia, Japan, Spain (during its Civil War), through dictatorships, wars, revolutions. He meets and brings to life the famous and the humble, from Arthur Koestler to Emma, the Black Mammy of Moscow. It is the continuously amusing, wise revelation of an American writer journeying around the often strange and always exciting world he loves.

Title: I Wonder as I Wander
Published: 1956
Genre: Autobiography