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This Thread of Gold

Catherine Joy White More by this author...£20.00Out 22 June 2023

For centuries, Black women have been written out of the dominant narrative, their stories untold, their art appropriated. Many of them found ways to resist. Some of these acts of resistance happened in secret, in kitchens, churches, through trusted networks.

Others were projected onto a global stage through art, politics and activism. Catherine Joy White's book is an attempt to correct the historical record and to inspire a generation of readers.

From Malinda Russell, the author of the earliest known cookbook by a Black woman to Negritude - a literary, cultural and intellectual movement aimed at raising Black consciousness across Africa and its diaspora, Catherine features women from across time and space, liberating them from stereotypes ('strong Black woman') allowing them emotional nuance, individual motivation and richness of expression.

“Catherine Joy White is an extraordinary writer, the kind who turns non-fiction into poetry. her forthcoming book This Thread of Gold reveals beautifully how the legacy of Black women's writing across generations has woven itself into her heart and soul, and the power of their legacies. It's a stunning debut from a young author, and yet feels, and reads, like it has been decades in the making.” AFUA HIRSCH

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