'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.
'If there's any book you should read this year, it's this one' REFINERY29
'Funny, heartbreaking, and needed now more than ever' Cosmopolitan
'Both moving and motivating; informative and transformative. I could not put it down. A truly beautiful book.' Emma Gannon, Ctrl Alt Delete
'Kenya has distilled her unique experience as a Black American woman in Britain and a global fashion director into the beautifully fluent and readable account that we all need. A book not just to read but to witness.' Afua Hirsch, author of Brit(ish)
'An essential book to help in becoming an anti-racist ally. Put it on your reading list, pronto.' DAZED
'A provocative, heart-breaking 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' GLAMOUR
'Enlightening, relatable, warm and witty, Girl is a must-read for 2020' Sunday Times STYLE
'Exceptional... this book genuinely changed the way I see the world' Sarra Manning, Red
'This varied and at times introspective anthology is pithy, humorous and incredibly moving. We couldn't recommend it enough' Magic Radio Book Club
'Powerful, intelligent and thought-provoking. Girl is a must read for our times and beyond.'Elle
'Girl is an essential, vital and urgent exploration of Black womanhood, that should be on everyone's reading list. Every page is meaningful and a call for empathy, hope and change. There is such power in the stories that are told, from Kenya's own experience - as a mother, as a journalist, as an American in London, to Ebele Okobi's essay on the unspeakable loss of a brother to police brutality. If any book should enrich - and disrupt - your life, let it be this.' Harper's Bazaar UK
'An important book' Woman & Home
'Valuable' The Guardian
Kenya Hunt is the Fashion Director 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.