Tagged: The Black Issue

Bakare-Yusuf outlines her future plans for flourishing Cassava

Academic Bibi Bakare-Yusuf established Cassava Press to “change the way the world thinks about African writing”, and 15 years on from its inception, the publisher... Read more

It’s time to break the concrete ceiling

While many may be familar with the glass ceiling holding back white  women, Black women face a second, ‘concrete ceiling’ that often curtails their career... Read more

The rise of Black speculative fiction

The rise of Black speculative fiction

The blockbuster success of “Black Panther” in 2018 was probably the global breakthrough that showed the extent of the popularity of Black speculative fiction. Although... Read more

On writing a new chapter for Black British men

In 2016, it was reported that just one book by a first-time Black British male writer was published in the UK, Mama Can’t Raise No... Read more

Dearth of a Black salesman

Dearth of a Black salesman

For one of my final school essays, I chose to analyse a whisper of a book. Upon confirming my choice, I found out that my... Read more

Stop being ‘nice’, start doing good: 15 steps to doing better

Having collected views from Black people across the publishing industry for the past year, the Black Agents and Editors’ Group has outlined 15 steps for... Read more

What the Black Writers’ Guild did next

What the Black Writers’ Guild did next

One of the things that Black people know to be true is that when we lift up our voices to celebrate our joy, share our... Read more

Cheers to the new vanguard

Cheers to the new vanguard

The children’s books I was raised on, and decades later those I read with my own kids, spoke little to the world I knew—and that... Read more

Power trumps representation

Power trumps representation

The Black Issue is about just that: the power of diasporic collaboration and the multitudes of Blackness. It is a celebration of difference without the... Read more

Opinion: Reaching Black readers

Opinion: Reaching Black readers

The marketing of books to readers of colour is often restricted to titles by writers of similar backgrounds, but who ‘the reader’ is must be... Read more

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