- Erwartet am 26.11.2020
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Beschreibung des Verlags
‘Powerful, intelligent and vital – one of the year’s must-reads’
Hannah Nathanson, Features Director, ELLE
Featuring contributions from Candice Carty-Williams, Jessica Horn, Ebele Okobi, Funmi Fetto and Freddie Harrel.
In the vein of Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist, but wholly its own, Girl is a provocative, heartbreaking and frequently hilarious collection of original essays on what it means to be black, a woman, a mother and a global citizen in today’s ever-changing world.
Black women have never been more visible or more publicly celebrated. But for every new milestone, every magazine cover, every box office record smashed, the reality of everyday life remains a complex, nuanced, contradiction-laden experience.
Award-winning journalist and American in London Kenya Hunt threads razor sharp cultural observation through evocative and relatable stories, both illuminating our current cultural moment and transcending it.
‘If there’s any book you should read this year, it’s this one’ REFINERY29
‘Funny, heartbreaking, and needed now more than ever’ Cosmopolitan
‘Both moving and motivating; informative and transformative. I could not put it down. A truly beautiful book.’ Emma Gannon, Ctrl Alt Delete
‘Kenya has distilled her unique experience as a Black American woman in Britain and a global fashion director into the beautifully fluent and readable account that we all need. A book not just to read but to witness.’ Afua Hirsch, author of Brit(ish)
‘An essential book to help in becoming an anti-racist ally. Put it on your reading list, pronto.’ DAZED
‘A provocative, heart-breaking and frequently hilarious collection of original essays on what it means to be black, a woman, a mother and a global citizen in today’s ever-changing world’ GLAMOUR
‘Enlightening, relatable, warm and witty, Girl is a must-read for 2020’ Sunday Times STYLE
‘Exceptional… this book genuinely changed the way I see the world’ Sarra Manning, Red
‘This varied and at times introspective anthology is pithy, humorous and incredibly moving. We couldn’t recommend it enough’ Magic Radio Book Club
‘Powerful, intelligent and thought-provoking. Girl is a must read for our times and beyond.’Elle
‘Girl is an essential, vital and urgent exploration of Black womanhood, that should be on everyone’s reading list. Every page is meaningful and a call for empathy, hope and change. There is such power in the stories that are told, from Kenya’s own experience – as a mother, as a journalist, as an American in London, to Ebele Okobi’s essay on the unspeakable loss of a brother to police brutality. If any book should enrich – and disrupt – your life, let it be this.’ Harper's Bazaar UK
‘An important book’ Woman & Home
‘Valuable’ The Guardian
Hunt, deputy editor of the fashion magazine Grazia UK, debuts with a rich collection of personal essays about her life and career. Reflecting on her experiences as an African American woman in the U.K., Hunt lets readers follow along as she attends the U.K. premiere of Black Panther, confronts the coded racism of Airbnb owners, and reports on the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire, the U.K.'s worst residential fire since WWII. To trace the beginnings of her fascination with fashion, Hunt recalls hearing her aunt describe attending the Ebony Fashion Fair, a "traveling catwalk expo," in Virginia, and the encouragement Hunt received early on in her career from Bethann Hardison, one of the first high-profile Black models and an early activist for industry diversity. Celebrating girl as "the root word in the unique love language between Black woman," Hunt invites some of the friends she's made in the U.K. to contribute guest essays, including fashion blogger Freddie Harrel, who riffs on braiding as a female bonding ritual, and Queenie author Candice Carty-Williams, who describes becoming the first Black woman to win a British Book Award. Hunt's work will broaden perspectives and inspire readers.