Animator of the Sasha Knight Book Trailer, and founder of Geroff Limited Animation Studio, talks about the project and reacts to the #SashaKnight publication book launch, hosted by OWN IT! in partnership with Museum of Youth Culture Shop.
Sasha Knight is the debut novel from Sean Godfrey, alternating between past and present and shifting back and forth from Jamaica and the United States, SASHA KNIGHT picks apart the puzzle left behind when 11-year-old Sasha disappears. Portraying the perils of toxic masculinity and the damaging effects of emotional trauma. Touching on religion and the deep-seated class and colour divide in Jamaican society, this is a genre-bending mashup that shakes the senses and tears at the heart.
This debut novel picks apart the puzzle left behind when 11-year-old Sasha disappears. It alternates between past and present, shifting back and forth from Jamaica and the United States.Portraying the perils of toxic masculinity and the damaging effects of emotional trauma, it touches on religion and the deep-seated class and colour divide in Jamaican society. This is a genre-bending mashup that shakes the senses and tears at the heart.
This OWN IT! curated playlist is inspired by Sean Godfrey’s debut novel #SashaKnight.Taking you on a journey through Matthews life, as he searches for his best friend and for a way to cope with the fact that she is still missing after 24 years.
FICTION WINNER OF THE INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2022MRS DEATH MISSES DEATH BY SALENA GODDEN
HUGE congratulations to Salena Godden!Mrs Death tells her intoxicating story in this life-affirming fire-starter of a novel
Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted by her job and now seeks someone to unburden her conscience to.
She meets Wolf, a troubled young writer, who – enthralled by her stories – begins to write Mrs Death’s memoirs. As the two reflect on the losses they have experienced (or facilitated), their friendship flourishes. All the while, despite her world-weariness, Death must continue to hold humans’ fates in her hands, appearing in our lives when we least expect her . . .
From the best-selling author of I Wish I Knew This Earlier, Take Note is the follow-up book of Toni’s best-selling debut. This time Toni will be sharing life lessons to help you fulfil your fullest potential. Topics covered in this book include: ways to improve self-belief and self-esteem, manage friendships, and making the most out of a career.
We are so excited to welcome two new members to the OWN IT! family.
Robin Barton is a London-based art dealer. In 2007 he opened the historic and controversial art dealership ‘Bankrobber’ that specialised in the removal, restoration and sale of the street works of the global phenomenon artist and activist BANKSY.
Tice Cin is an interdisciplinary artist from north London. A DJ and music producer, she is preparing to release an accompanying album for Keeping the House. Keeping the House has been named one of Guardian’s Best Books of 2021.
Introducing Ella, OWN IT!’s new Agency Literary Assistant 💥 She is a recent first-class History graduate of Queen Mary University of London and is passionate about bringing underrepresented stories to the forefront.
Applications are now open for the following positions: ❗️TALENT AGENT (SALARY: 35-50k dependent on experience) ❗️EDITORIAL AND LITERARY ASSISTANT (SALARY: 22k)
Applications close June 3rd.
LOSING THE PLOT BY DEREK OWUSU – POETRY COLLECTION / NOVEL-IN-VERSE
Told through the eyes of both mother and son, Losing the Plot is at once emotionally raw and playful as Owusu experiments with form to piece together the immigrant experience and explore how the stories we share and tell ourselves are just as vital as the ones we don’t.
OPENING DOORS BY REGGIE NELSON
Inspiring, moving and empowering,#OpeningDoors is a story of how the power of guidance, visibility and mentoring can give anyone the platform to learn and succeed. Because when one door closes, another door will always open…
A coming-of-age novel, alternating between past and present and shifting back and forth from Jamaica and the United States, SASHA KNIGHTpicks apart the puzzle left behind when 11-year-old Sasha disappears.
‘Godfrey has crafted a whole host of characters and a world that feels new, but somehow familiar. I flew through the pages.’Candice Carty-Williams, Author of Sunday Times Bestseller People Person