GIRL: On Black Womanhood and Belonging

By Kenya Hunt

‘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.

Author: Kenya Hunt
Format: Paperback
Release Date: 30 Sep 2021
Pages: 240
ISBN: 978-0-00-837201-9
Kenya Hunt is the Deputy Editor of Grazia UK. Her career spans working for some of the world\'s most influential women’s titles on both sides of the Atlantic from her post-grad days at Jane magazine, to her years as Deputy Editor of ELLE UK. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Evening Standard and other publications. And she’s made a number of appearances on BBC Woman’s Hour, Sky News and more. An American based in London, she lives south of the river with her husband and two sons.

”'Powerful, intelligent and vital - one of this year’s must reads” - Elle

”'Enlightening, relatable, warm and witty, Girl is a must-read for 2020” - Sunday Times Style

”'Valuable” - Guardian

”'If any book should enrich - and disrupt - your life, let it be this.” - Harper’s Bazaar UK

”'very honest and intelligent” - Dina Asher-Smith

”'Put it on your reading list, pronto” - Dazed

”'Exceptional … This book genuinely changed the way I see the world” - Red

”'Essential reading” - Psychologies

”'Brilliant … if there’s any book you should read this year, it’s this one.” - Refinery29

”'Funny, heartbreaking, and needed now more than ever.” - Cosmopolitan

”'[A] smart, sharp look at what it means to be a black woman” - i News

”'Powerful” - Prima

”'Important” - Woman & Home

”'GIRL is written with a tenderness and urgency that will stay with you long after you have finished reading” - Press Association

”'Insightful” - ES Magazine

”'A fundamental read … This varied and at times introspective anthology is pithy, humorous and incredibly moving. We couldn’t recommend it enough.” - Magic Radio

”'Both moving and motivating; informative and transformative. I could not put it down. A truly beautiful book.” - Emma Gannon, bestselling author of Olive

”'Beautifully fluent and readable … A book not just to read but to witness.” - Afua Hirsch, author of Brit(ish)

”'Girl speaks to the Black woman of today.” - Bethann Hardison, fashion model and activist

‘Girl is a radical and magical diasporic curation of love for Black dialect, Black freedom, Black cool, Black culture, Black joy, and mostly-and specifically-Black women.’Damon Young, author What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker -