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Black joy
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Black joy

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780241519660

Publication Date: 2 Sep 2021

Subject: Social sciences

Suitable for: Secondary (Year 10, Year 11, Year 12, Year 13)

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A collection of 28 essays the myriad ways Black British people find joy in life.


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A collection of 28 essays the myriad ways Black British people find joy in life.

Love, literature, friendship, music, carnival, travel, dance, work, nature, food - Black Joy can be found in so many places.
Edited by award-winning journalist Charlie Brinkhust-Cuff and up-and-coming talent Timi Sotire, join twenty-eight inspirational voices in this uplifting and empowering anthology as they come together to celebrate being Black British, sharing their experiences of joy and what it means to them.
With incredible pieces from:
Diane Abbott; Faridah Abike-Iyimide; Fope Ajanaku; Athian Akec; Travis Alabanza; Haaniyah Angus; Rukiat Ashawe; Bukky Bakray; Richie Brave; Munya Chawawa; Ruby Fatimilehin; Theophina Gabriel; Lauryn Green; Ife Grillo; Isaac James; Chante Joseph; Vanessa Kisuule; Henrie Kwushue; Tobi Kyeremateng; Mikai McDermott; Jason Okundaye; Tope Olufemi; Melz Owusu; Leigh-Anne Pinnock; Mayowa Quadri; Lavinya Stennett; Timi Sotire; Sophia Tassew.

An exciting, much-needed collection of writing perfect for readers of Feminists Don't Wear Pink, Slay in Your Lane and Love in Colour.


by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
by Timi Sotire
Life is just a party: Prince and my revolution
by Travis Alabanza
Welcome to the masquerade: How carnival makes space for everyone
by Isaac James (illustration by Emma Hall)
Black banter: The importance of having a work BFF
by Munya Chawawa
Oxymorons and other lies: Literature as love
by Faridah Abike-Iyimide
I don't need no man: Black pride and me
by Lauren Green
My ancestors whisper in the trees: Finding solace in nature
by Melz Owusu (illustration by Chioma Ince)
Black FM: My connection to Black radio
by Henrie Kwushue
Chicken and chips after school: How a girl gang allowed me to be my
unfiltered self
by Chante Joseph
Intentionality as praxis: How I create my own joy
by Lavinya Stennett
In harmony: An ode to stranger communities
by Timi Sotire (illustration by Jovilee Burton)
Homecoming: The intimacy of meeting my Jamaican family
by Diane Abbott
First kiss: How I make space for remembering love
by Fope Ajanaku
A photograph: The beauty in the mundane experience
by Bukky Bakray (illustration by Tomekah George)
Removing the mask: Rethinking my masculinity to honour my inner child
by Richie Brave
The power within: Finding purpose in raising my voice
by Leigh-Anne Pinnock
Fresh trim: The babble and buzz of the barbershop
by Tope Olufemi (illustration by Olivia Twist)
Young black kings: Celebrating my heroes
by Athian Akec
Blue magic: The self-expressiveness of Black beauty
by Mikai McDermott
A stomach like mine: Fatness as happiness
by Sophie Tassew
We didn't need a village: On being raised on an estate
by Ife Grillo (illustration by Emma Hall)
Embracing the absurd: How my existential nihilism became joyful
by Rukiat Ashawe
Euphoric escapism: A question of sport
by Mayowa Quadri
Jaiye, Jaiye, Faaji, Faaji: The delight of Nigerian hall parties
by Tobi Kyeremateng
Keys to the kingdom: On releasing representation
by Haaniyah Angus
What home tastes like: How my mum fell in love with souse
by Theophina Gabriel (illustration by Chioma Ince)
More than a monolith: Understanding my mixed-race identity
by Ruby Fatimilehin
Entering the scene: Finding a community of love
by Jason Okundaye
It's like candy: The bittersweet salve of social dancing
by Vanessa Kisuule (illustration by Toekah George)
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