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I just ordered a copy. I love travel writing; my favorite being Jan Morris.

By Brandy Collins Dec 19, 2023 - SF GATE

There has been a recent explosion of travel stories from hosts who push borders — ranging from “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy” to “Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi” or Stephen Satterfield’s recent series “High on the Hog” — but no one else in the Bay Area shaped the world of travel writing quite like Elaine Lee.

The long-time Berkeley resident expanded the horizons for Black women travel in 1997 with her seminal collection “Go Girl: The Black Woman’s Book of Travel and Adventure.” 

The anthology featured 52 stories from Black women visiting the corners of the planet — from Colombia to China to Australia — along with their reflections on the world and their place in it.

Bay Area author Elaine Lee changed travel writing for good


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