Black Joy (Paperback)

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By Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff (Editor), Timi Sotire (Editor)
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An uplifting anthology with essays from 28 exciting Black British voices centered around where they've found joy in their lives.

Black joy is . . .

The babble and buzz of the barber shop.
Stepping foot in your mother country for the very first time.
Feeling at one with nature.
Learning to cook with your mom.
Connecting with the only other Black colleague in your workplace.
Loving and finding complete happiness in your fatness.

Love, literature, friendship, music, carnival, travel, dance, work, nature, food - Black Joy can be found in so many places. And this anthology is an invitation for readers to ruminate on what brings them joy, too.

Joy surrounds us. It can be found it in the day to day. It's what we live for. So why do we so rarely allow ourselves to revel in it? This must-read anthology is your invitation to do so - and is a true celebration of Black British culture in all its glory.

Edited by award-winning journalist, and former gal-dem editor-in-chief, Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff and up-and-coming talent Timi Sotire, twenty-eight iconic voices speak on what Black joy means to them in this uplifting and empowering anthology.

With essays from:

Munya Chawawa -- Leigh-Anne Pinnock -- Diane Abbott -- Jason Okundaye --Bukky Bakray -- Faridah Àbìké-Íyìmìdé -- Lavinya Stennett -- Henrie Kwushue Chanté Joseph -- Travis Alabanza -- Isaac James -- Sophia Tassew -- Lauryn Green -- Melz Owusu -- Timi Sotire -- Fope Olaleye -- Richie Brave -- Tope Olufemi -- Athian Akec -- Mikai Mcdermott -- Ife Grillo -- Rukiat Ashawe -- Mayowa Quadri -- Tobi Kyeremateng -- Haaniyah Angus -- Theophina Gabriel -- Ruby Fatimilehin -- Vanessa Kissule


"A refreshing and invigorating burst of joy, exploring the beauty in the nuances of our existence, honing in on what propels us forward, and establishing a vital hope" - BOLU BABALOLA, author of Love in Colour

"Every bit as joyous as the title suggests'" CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS, author of Queenie

"A rich, gorgeous celebration of the power in embracing joy" LIV LITTLE

"Black Joy is a delightful celebration of Black Britishness" MASHABLE

About the Author

Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff is a journalist, editor, features writer, columnist. She is a former Senior Staff Editor at The New York Times, a Guardian freelance writer, and former Editor-in-Chief at gal-dem. She was also the editor of Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children.

Timi Sotire works for AppleMusic, is a freelance journalist and is on the shortlist for The Freelance WritingAwards.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780241519684
ISBN-10: 0241519683
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: July 13th, 2023
Pages: 384
Language: English