Join us as we welcome contributors to THIS IS US: BLACK BRITISH WOMEN AND GIRLS to the shop to read from and discuss their work (contributors TBC).
This is Us captures a lifetime of lived experiences from Black British women, retelling their stories of challenges and hardships, triumphs and strengths. Collected by Kafayat Okanlawon from strangers, acquaintances, friends and family, the book ties together the lives of women across generations and provides a necessary contribution to the current literature on Black British women.
Kafayat Okanlawon is the creator of learning hub The Roving Reporter, is an ambassador for reproductive health organisation Clue and a board member for Imkaan, a charity dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls.
The book marks the 20th anniversary of Imkaan and 10 per cent of profits will be donated to the organisation. The foreword is written by Executive Director of Imkaan, Marai Larasi, who has dedicated her life to ending violence towards women.