Go Girl: The Black Woman’s Book of Travel and Adventure

Go Girl: The Black Woman’s Book of Travel and Adventure, by Elaine Lee, editor, is the first travel book by and for African American women. Its an anthology of 52 riveting traveler’s tales by writers such as Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Audre Lorde, Jill Nelson, Alice Walker and Pearl Cleage. It also includes a planning guide and resource guide. The publisher is Ugogurl Productions and it was published in 1997.

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“First there was the Green Book, then there was Go Girl, the first black travel guide of the modern era. Elaine Lee is a legend who continues to inspire. The New Black Travel Movement owes everything to her and her work. “
–Faith Adiele, award-winning author of Meeting Faith; founder of VONA Travel Writing; Senior Editor, Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel

In July 2020, Oprah Magazine designated “Go Girl: The Black Woman’s Book of Travel and Adventure” as on the “26 Best Travel Books That Will Take You All Around the World With No Plane Ticket Required and one of the best travel books of all times.

Books:

1. Go Girl: The Black Woman’s Book of Travel and Adventure is the first travel book by and for African American women.

2. Anthologies: Elaine contributed stories to the following anthologies:

3. Contributions: Elaine has contributed quotes, interviews, photos and/or information for the following books:

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