Travel Writer and Wander Woman Elaine Lee

Submitted by Danielle Smith on Wed, 1 Jul 2015, 11:14am

WKCR programmer Danielle Smith interviews Elaine Lee, travel writer and author of the first black travel guide of this era–Go Girl: The Black Women's Book of Travel and Adventure. The book is a compilation of travel stories written by African American women including Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Audre Lorde, Jill Nelson, Alice Walker and Pearl Cleage. Lee talks with Smith about representation in the genre of travel writing, what it's like to be a "wander woman," as well as some traveling tips. Lee will be at the Harlem Book Fair taking place on July 18th, from 11-6 pm, on 135th Street between Lennox Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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