Black Woman Writing: Sacred & Sensational

Black Woman Writing: Sacred & Sensational

“No black woman writer in this culture can write ‘too much’. Indeed, no woman writer can write ‘too much’…No woman has ever written enough.” – bell hooks This week has reaffirmed for us, the honour it is to be a publisher of works by Black writers across the diaspora. The privilege to be a part of […]

Grief as a Companion

Grief as a Companion

“Disbelief becomes my close companion, and anger follows in its wake.”- Maya Angelou Grief is not choosy about the type of loss it follows. It is a response to a traumatic event related to a loss. This can be a death-related loss, miscarriage, loss of a job, property, health, end of a relationship, and many […]

Non Fiction November: Reading Africa’s History

Non Fiction November: Reading Africa’s History

November is non-fiction month. This month, we want to take a look at how the past and the present inform our understanding of the African continent. Historically, Africa was placed either on the periphery of world history or depicted with inaccuracies. Those narratives are often a case of ‘otherness’ and “Africa has no history before […]

On Mental Health and Masculinity

On Mental Health and Masculinity

How we talk about mental health and masculinity matters. It’s not singular but manifests in many forms and the support and solutions offered are and should be based on the individual and their experiences. November is a month when we focus on Men’s Mental Health. A month to iterate that the world cares about this […]

When Books and Drinks Collide

When Books and Drinks Collide

This UK Black History Month, we thought we’d serve up some book and drink pairings to keep you refreshed on your reading journeys. Sourced from across the Black world, the 10 books on this list are a reminder that Black History is bigger than a month. These are stories rooted in histories, traditions and cultures, […]

10 Books for Young Readers

10 Books for Young Readers

The transformative power of books is undeniable. It is a space for education, transformation, development and entertainment, particularly for young readers growing into themselves and their interests. When we expose young readers to books early, we are opening up their worldview beyond what we can imagine. Books have the power to trigger imagination, improve vocabulary […]