I Am Not Your Baby Mother (Paperback)Candice Brathwaite (author)
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An inspirational guide to life as a black mother from the founder of Make Motherhood Diverse, I Am Not Your Baby Mother is a brilliantly observant and timely book about the problematically homogenous portrayal of maternity in British media.
It's about time we made motherhood more diverse...
When Candice fell pregnant and stepped into the motherhood playing field, she found her experience bore little resemblance to the glossy magazine photos of women in horizontal stripe tops and the pinned discussions on mumsnet about what pushchair to buy. Leafing through the piles of prenatal paraphernalia, she found herself wondering: "Where are all the black mothers?".
Candice started blogging about motherhood in 2016 after making the simple but powerful observation that the way motherhood is portrayed in the British media is wholly unrepresentative of our society at large.
The result is this thought-provoking, urgent and inspirational guide to life as a black mother. It explores the various stages in between pregnancy and waving your child off at the gates of primary school, while facing hurdles such as white privilege, racial micro-aggression and unconscious bias at every point. Candice does so with her trademark sense of humour and refreshing straight-talking, and the result is a call-to-arms that will allow mums like her to take control, scrapping the parenting rulebook to mother their own way.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 20 mm
'Urgent part-memoir, part-manifesto about black motherhood' - Red
'[An] original and much-needed guide to navigating black motherhood' - Cosmopolitan
'The woman bringing a fresh perspective to the mumfluencer world' - Grazia
'One of 2020's must-reads for all mums, new or experienced' - Culture Whisper
'Written in her brilliantly witty manner, this book is every black British woman's motherhood manual' - Refinery 29
'Humorous but unflinching, every mother, everywhere, should read this book' - OK Magazine
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“Joyous and important”
This book is much needed. For mothers, fathers, grandparents and all of us without children too. I took a hundred notes from it. Joyous, funny, from the heart and heartbreaking too.
“Excellent, insightful, urgent read.”
I loved this from Candice Brathwaite - what a writer! An urgent, important, vital read. I can't wait to read what she writes next.
“Funny, informative, thought provoking”
Such a funny, thoughtful book. A book I didn’t even know I needed to read. I don’t tend to read mummy bloggers books because, quite simply, they aren’t very interesting to me anymore and follow pretty similar paths.... More
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