2015 Solas Awards for Travel Writing
Originally published by WorldHum.com, my travel narrative entitled Translating Respect won in the Culture and Ideas category for the best story or essay about how art, history, currents events, fashion, or music affected a traveler or a trip.
I also picked up an Honorable Mention for another story, Behind the Face Veil, about how my day about Dubai in full abaya and face veil transformed my perception of living faceless, ageless and anonymous.
Translating Respect details how, in Italy, visiting Nigerian students asked me to explain and translate a classic American song, Aretha Franklin’s molten Respect. Hilarity ensued.
Both stories will be included in my forthcoming book, a collection of travel narratives and essays about far-flung places, India, Greece, Antigua, Italy, Hawaii, Belize, Disneyland.
Coming soon! Check back here for more details as publication approaches.