Living While Black

Living While Black

The Essential Guide to Overcoming Racial Trauma – A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR

Summary

A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR

'Revelatory, necessary and brilliant' Candice Carty-Williams | 'A must read' Robin DiAngelo | 'A powerful wake-up call' Patrick Vernon | 'An incisive and important book that will change the way you think' Nikesh Shukla | 'An unmissable read for everyone' Julia Samuel | 'Honest, razor-sharp, fascinating and impressive' The Psychologist | 'Groundbreaking' Bad Form
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For the past 15 years, radical psychologist and therapist Guilaine Kinouani has helped hundreds of Black people to protect their mental and physical health from the harm of white supremacy. In this timely book, she brings together powerful case studies, eye-opening research and effective coping techniques from her anti-racist academy and award-nominated blog, Race Reflections, helping readers to:

- set psychological boundaries and process trauma
- protect children from racism
- handle difficult race-based conversations
- understand the complexities of 'Black love'
- find connection, beauty and joy in the world

Living While Black empowers you to adopt radical self-care tools that improve day-to-day wellness. It teaches you how to thrive not just survive and find hope - or even joy - in the face of racial adversity. It is also an essential anti-racist resource for allies who want to do better.

Reviews

  • The boldest book on Blackness I have read. The writing is revelatory, necessary and brilliant. I haven't felt this seen by a text before
    Candice Carty-Williams, Sunday Times bestselling author of ‘Queenie’

About the author

Guilaine Kinouani

Guilaine Kinouani is a UK-based French radical/critical psychologist of Congolese descent. She's a feminist, therapist, equality consultant and award-nominated writer of the blog, RaceReflections.co.uk. She works as a Senior Psychologist and is an Adjunct Professor of Black and Africana Studies at Syracuse University, London. Kinouani leads Race Reflections and its Academy which provide workshops on anti-racism, racial trauma and self-care. She has spoken about racial trauma at TEDxUCL, the University of Cambridge, and University of London among others. She tweets as @KGuilaine
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