Girl Gurl Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic


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Amistad Press
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6.3 X 9.8 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Kenya Hunt is the Fashion Director of Grazia UK. Her career spans working for some of the media world's most influential women's titles on both sides of the Atlantic from her post-graduate days as an Assistant Editor at the seminal magazine, Jane, to her years as Deputy Editor of ELLE UK. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Evening Standard, Vogue and other publications. And she has made a number of appearances on BBC Woman's Hour, Sky News and more. An American based in England, she lives south of the river in London with her husband and two sons.


"From its title and construction to its rhythms and its rigor, GIRL GURL GRRRL 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 of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker
"Hunt, a gifted storyteller, has a strong voice all her own, and she explores a host of current concerns, including Black grief and 'what happens when the Internet and social media do the eulogizing.' Amid the 'angst and chaos, ' Hunt hopes readers also see Black women as people who are 'loving...growing, and finding the meaning in life as we go.' And we do see their fullness in this collage of insightful analyses of the messy places where race, culture, and technology intersect. A powerful collection that is very much of the present moment of resistance but will also endure."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Powerful, intelligent and vital - one of the year's must-reads." --Elle
"Kenya Hunt, the award-winning American journalist in London, provocatively threads cultural observations through relatable stories that illuminate our current cultural moment while transcending it." --Refinery 29
"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
"Hunt, deputy editor of the fashion magazine Grazia UK, debuts with a rich collection of personal essays about her life and career. . . . Hunt's work will broaden perspectives and inspire readers."--Publishers Weekly
"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