Sasha Knight Book Launch – Vox Pop with founder of Geroff Limited Animation Studio

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.

Museum of Youth Culture Shop: https://shop.museumofyouthculture.com/

Geroff Limited Animation Studio: https://www.geroff.com/

JUNE 2022 NEWSLETTER

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OWN IT! PUBLISHING NEWS


SASHA KNIGHT by Sean Godfrey – OUT NOW

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY

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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.

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER HERE

We had so much fun hosting the Publication Launch Event for #SashaKnight at The Museum of Youth Culture Shop

Check out these photos from the night:

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LISTEN UP…

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.

Listen…look…and look again closer… #WhereIsSashaKnight?

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OWN IT! AGENCY NEWS


FICTION WINNER OF THE INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2022MRS DEATH MISSES DEATH BY SALENA GODDEN

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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 . . .

GET YOUR COPY OF MRS DEATH MISSES DEATH HERE

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Toni Tone signs 2-book deal

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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.

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DOUBLE ANNOUNCEMENT

We are so excited to welcome two new members to the OWN IT! family.

ROBIN BARTON

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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.

Read more about Robin here

TICE CIN

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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.

Read more about Tice here

MAY 2022 NEWSLETTER

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OWN IT! NEWS

HUGE NEWS:

We’re launching OWN IT! Productions, a Film/TV company. Alongside this, OWN IT! Agency is joining forces with The Partnership Group. We’re still fiercely independent and uncompromisingly ourselves but now with the backing The Artist PartnershipSayle ScreenSara Putt Associates and Be Heard Voices.

> READ MORE HERE <

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Start your OWN IT! Career today.

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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.


AGENCY NEWS

LOSING THE PLOT BY DEREK OWUSU – POETRY COLLECTION / NOVEL-IN-VERSE

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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

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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…

GET YOUR COPY HERE

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DOUBLE ANNOUNCEMENT

We are so excited to welcome two new members to the OWN IT! family.

RAY SHELL

TOMMY ROWLANDS

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AYRIES “RAY” SHELL is a film, TV and stage actor, as well as an author, director and producer. He has been a fixture in London’s West End since he arrived in the UK in 1978.

Read more about Ray here

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TOMMY ROWLANDS is a London based writer of Lebanese and Welsh heritage. In 2021 he was the recipient of a London Writers Award for literary fiction.

Read more about Tommy here


MRS DEATH MISSES DEATH BY SALENA GODDEN

PEOPLES BOOK PRIZE

FICTION WINNER OF THE PEOPLES BOOK PRIZE

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE INDIE BOOK AWARDS


PUBLISHING NEWS


A coming-of-age novel, 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.

‘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

GET YOUR COPY OF SASHA KNIGHT HERE