EMILY HAHN #100travelHERS
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Birth: January 15, 1905; St. Louis, Missouri
Death: February 18, 1997; New York City
Occupation: Novelist, magazine writer, biographer
Notable journeys: Two-year solo journey to the Belgian Congo starting in 1931. Spent eight years in China under Japanese occupation throughout WWII. Split her time between New York and England for the rest of her life.
Notable work: Congo Solo, China to Me, No Hurry to Get Home, 50+ books in total
Quote: “I have deliberately chosen the uncertain path whenever I had the chance.”