BLACK LIVES WILL ALWAYS MATTER

BLACK LIVES WILL ALWAYS MATTER

October marks Black History Month in the UK – a time to reflect and look back on the achievements, challenges, struggles and triumphs of the ordinary and extraordinary Black people whose footsteps we walk in. However, even within the Black community, the value of this month is much debated, with some arguing that it is […]

Let’s Decolonise the Weather

Let’s Decolonise the Weather

It’s mid-June and if you’re in the UK, summer is well and truly underway, complete with a heatwave! But even in places that aren’t experiencing the increased temperatures and longer days that define summer, the season is still being celebrated. In many parts of the world, summer sales are happening in abundance, summer schools are just […]

6 Must-Reads This Election Season

6 Must-Reads This Election Season

As the most populous country in Africa, the largest Black nation in the world, and with hundreds of ethnic groups and languages, learning about Nigeria’s complex political history could be daunting for even the most interested person. However, it is important to learn where we have come from, to be able to make informed decisions […]

2022: Two Months, Four Books

2022: Two Months, Four Books

In just two months, we have published four very different but wonderful books for readers across all age groups and interests. Four books that tell stories about places, people and the emotional journey that it is to be human in the ways that we al uniquely are. Men Don’t Cry | Faïza Guéne The vignettes and […]

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, […]