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Book of the month – October 2021

Book of the month – October 2021

Living While Black: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Racial Trauma by Guilaine Kinouani

Some of the reviews for this recent book that is a timely and informative read in this, Black History Month.

Guilaine Kinouani’s book both expands and strengthens current narratives on race. There is honest, razor-sharp, and unrelenting description of, for example, the relationship between white women and black women – seldom written about and barely approached in any discourse around feminism or psychology …There are precious stones to be discovered in these pages – materials, tools, reflections. But for me it is so much more than this.  Kinouani’s searing commentary reminds us just how little black lives have mattered in the history of counselling and psychology … A fascinating and impressive book that stands witness to what it is like to ‘live while Black’ ― The Psychologist

An unflinching examination of the daily assaults of anti-Blackness weathering Black bodies, hearts, and minds. With clarity and compassion, Guilaine Kinouani testifies to realities the mental health system has long ignored and denied. This is a must-read for all who profess to be trained in and care about healing ― Robin DiAngelo, New York Times bestselling author of ‘White Fragility’

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