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THIS MONTH WE CELEBRATED THE ONE-YEAR PUBLICATION ANNIVERSARY OF IFY ADENUGA’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MEMOIR ENDLESS FORTUNE
We had the best time celebrating the Publication Anniversary of Ify Adenuga‘s, Endless Fortune. With Ify in conversation with author of That Reminds Me, Derek Owusu, followed by live readings, Q&A and an evening of good food, good music, good people and good vibes.
AN ABOLITIONIST’S HANDBOOK: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World.
We are so proud to be publishing AN ABOLITIONIST’S HANDBOOK: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World by Patrisse Cullors – New York Times bestselling author and Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter.
Cullors charts a framework for how everyday activists can effectively fight for an abolitionist present and future. Filled with relatable pedagogy on the history of abolition, a reimagining of what reparations look like for Black Lives and real-life anecdotes from Cullors.
This months playlist is inspired by Kirsty Latoya’s art and poetry book: Reflections of Me. From Lauryn Hill to Little Simz, Chaka Khan to Nas, each song on this playlist reflects the themes of the book, made up of sections on mental health, identity, womanhood, masculinity and love.
NATIONAL POETRY DAY 2021
In celebration of this years National Poetry Day, we re-read one of our favourite poetry collections.
WELCOME TO THE OWN IT! FAMILY ROSHAANTE!
26-year-old, Roshaante Deluis Anderson. Model, Actor, and Activist, who happens to also be an Intersex Male.
Roshaante has been in the performing arts since age 2 and is now currently in the creative arts.
Roshaante is also a YouTuber, known for his honest videos that tackle topics others are too afraid to take on, speaking on the challenges and internal battles he has faced and continues to face as an intersex man.
OUT NOW: COSMOGRAMMA BY COURTTIA NEWLAND
Yesterday we celebrated the publication day for Courttia Newland’s collection of speculative fiction stories: COSMOGRAMMA
From the author of A RIVER CALLED TIME and THE SCHOLAR, Courttia Newland’s exquisite collection depicts an alternate future as lived by the African diaspora.
PAPERBACK COVER REVEAL: Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE
Check out the gorgeous blue cover for the paperback edition of Salena Godden‘s
life-affirming fire-starter of a novel, MRS DEATH MISSES DEATH.
Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from an eternity of 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.
A BEAUTIFUL, CELEBRATORY AND JOYFUL BOOK OF
Written and illustrated by creators of colour and showcasing a curated collection of favourite tales from Black History. With a foreword by Candice Brathwaite and contributions from OWN IT!’s Ify Adenuga, Mahamed Hashi and Reggie Nelson.