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Solo travel as a black woman is still a topic that raises eyebrows. Is it safe? Lonely? What about racism? All question I 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 for…

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:…

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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