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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

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

Black Joy , Edited by Charlie Brinkhurst

SKU: 9780241519684

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