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We’re about a week into Black History Month 2020 in the UK and to celebrate, I asked some avid readers of literature by black authors to recommend their must-read books for Black History Month! From Half of a Yellow sun to Love in Colour, the books in this list show how varied the creative expressions of black people can be. Keeping it to only 8 books for adults was tough and it’s almost…

We’re continuing (and finishing) the Black History month fun with my first guest post!! It’s by my very good friend Kelechi, a Nigerian New Zealander (I know, they exist!) who also has a blog about sports, philosophy and music. In this post he shares his experience at the first private African art gallery in the North-west of England, Chuck Gallery. Make sure to check out the other black history month posts:…

Travelling solo as a black woman is still a topic that raises eyebrows. Is it safe? Lonely? What about racism? All question I have asked before I took my first solo trip and they often stemmed from misconceptions I had. For black women, the fear of sticking out, being fetishised or being racially abused makes travelling solo a very daunting thought. Growing up, we’re taught that the world is dangerous, especially…

It’s October which means it’s Black History Month in the UK! There are so many great ways to celebrate Black History Month – museum trips, movie nights. But for the book nerds like me, it’s a great excuse to crack open some new books. And when it comes to classics, history or even fiction books by black authors, there are A LOT of great books to pick from. However, instead of…

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