Literature

Growing up Mixed Race in the UK

‘In school I was always this bridge between ‘real Black people’ and white people‘ Ngaio Anyia is a musician, writer, inclusion consultant and force of nature. One of the people behind the Black Lives Matters march in Bristol, she has spent her life campaigning for inclusion. ‘As a mixed race person I didn’t know where …

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“Breaking Stereotypes With Data” PIH Research Report

A report on Mixed Race Children and Families in the UK published by People in Harmony was launched at Bristol, Manchester and London.  “Breaking Stereotypes with Data” provides new insights into the pervasive nature of lingering stereotypes. Buy now £8.00 + £2.00 p&p…..

New Creatives – Where are you from

Sophie Gresswell’s film addresses the struggle to answer the inevitable question: ‘Where are you from?’ when you’re not quite sure. A young woman of mixed heritage searches for an answer by looking back over three generations of her family. Documents, family stories and of course the British staple of tea and biscuits help her figure …

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Book Review: “The Magic Backpack”

"The Magic Backpack: Rayce's Relatives" – This story is about a little girl who has recently moved from living in England to living in the USA and deals well with the conflicting emotions children have when they are suddenly uprooted.

Book Review: Momma’s Many Hats by Johanna Traynor

In this book the issues of grief and loss are addressed, The main character is Yin Yin, whose mother is a New York City Fire Fighter. The dedication at the beginning of the book is to Rudy Giuliani and to the firefighters and policemen of September 11.

Not looking like your parents

As a society we are increasingly mixed, and the mixed-race group is growing proportionately faster than any other. Many children now have a grandparent who is of a skin colour that does not reflect their own or their parents’