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.
'Revelatory, necessary and brilliant' Candice Carty-Williams, Sunday Times bestselling author of ‘Queenie’
Age: Key Stage 5
Subject: English Language
Non Fiction Text: Living while black
Author: Guilaine Kinouani
The five activities in this resource pack give KS5 students opportunities to engage with an unseen non-fiction text. There are activities for discussion, comprehension, critical analysis, structuring ideas and looking for descriptive and narrative techniques, using evidence.
The activities in the resource pack are designed to be used alongside the videos below of author Guilaine Kinouani, who reads aloud the extract and also talks briefly about the book to provide context.
How to use the pack
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