I currently give talks across London on nineteenth-century women travel writers' views on slavery; in addition on prominent black female travellers and writers of the same period like Mary Prince and Nancy Prince who went to Britain and Russia respectively. I am developing talks on the following questions: How glaucoma affects the African Caribbean community? … Continue reading About Talks
The Honourable Amelia Murray, the subject of my talk on Monday night at Paddington library, reminded me of something important - when is it too late to go travelling? Murray travelled at age 59, as my research has shown travelling over 40 was unusual for women. Travelling alone, as she did, was even rarer. So I am reminded … Continue reading Amelia Murray an inspiration for the older female traveller
Female travellers were not only famous for their travel alone. Some were prolific writers, poets or revolutionaries. Lola Rodríquez de Tío was one such person. She was born in 1843 in St Germain, Puerto Rico. She later became one of Puerto Rico’s most distinguished nineteenth-century lyric poets. Her early education took place in St Germain. Her … Continue reading Lola Rodriguez de Tio: An inspirational traveller, exile and revolutionary for International Women’s Day and beyond …..