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

December 8, 2020
Girl Gurl Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic

"One of the year's must-reads." –ELLE"[A] provocative, heart-breaking, and frequentlyhilarious collection." –GLAMOUR"Essential, vital, and urgent." –HARPER'SBAZAARIn the vein of Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist and Issa Rae'sThe Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, but wholly its own, aprovocative, humorous, and, at times, heartbreaking collection ofessays on what it means to be black, a woman, a mother, and aglobal citizen in today's ever-changing world.Black women have never been more visible or more publiclycelebrated than they are now. But for every new milestone, everymagazine cover, every box office record smashed, every new faceelected to public office, the reality of everyday life for blackwomen remains a complex, conflicted, contradiction-ladenexperience.An American journalist who has been living and working in Londonfor a decade, Kenya Hunt has made a career of distilling moments,movements, and cultural moods into words. Her work takes thedifficult and the indefinable and makes it accessible; it is razorsharp cultural observation threaded through evocative and relatablestories.Girl Gurl Grrrl both illuminates our current cultural moment andtranscends it. Hunt captures the zeitgeist while also creating atimeless celebration of womanhood, of blackness, and thepossibilities they both contain. She blends the popular and thepersonal, the frivolous and the momentous in a collection thattruly reflects what it is to be living and thriving as a blackwoman today.