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

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

In the vein of Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist and Issa Rae’s The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, but wholly its own, a provocative, humorous, and, at times, heartbreaking collection of essays on what it means to be black, a woman, a mother, and a global citizen in today's ever-changing world.

Black women have never been more visible or more publicly celebrated than they are now. But for every new milestone, every magazine cover, every box office record smashed, every new face elected to public office, the reality of everyday life for black women remains a complex, conflicted, contradiction-laden experience.


 An American journalist who has been living and working in London for a decade, Kenya Hunt has made a career of distilling moments, movements, and cultural moods into words. Her work takes the difficult and the indefinable and makes it accessible; it is razor sharp cultural observation threaded through evocative and relatable stories.

Girl Gurl Grrrl both illuminates our current cultural moment and transcends it. Hunt captures the zeitgeist while also creating a timeless celebration of womanhood, of blackness, and the possibilities they both contain. She blends the popular and the personal, the frivolous and the momentous in a collection that truly reflects what it is to be living and thriving as a black woman today.  

Title:Girl Gurl Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic
ISBN:9780062987648
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    Girl Gurl Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic Reviews

  • Lou

    GIRL is a provocative, humorous, and, at times, heartbreaking collection of essays on what it means to be black, a woman, a mother, and a global citizen in today's ever-changing world. Black women hav...

  • Mina

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!...

  • M.  [storme reads a lot]

    I loved learning about how life in the UK is for Black people, because I did think it was better just because it does appear that way. However, this memoir shares how there is racism still in the UK a...

  • Oyinda

    Book 17 of 2021! And, first nonfic book of 2021!I LOVE THIS BOOK SO SO MUCH!Trigger warnings for mentions of police brutality, miscarriage, loss of a loved on, racism, and microaggressions. I've been ...

  • Apoorva

    Girl Gurl Grrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic by Kenya HuntThe more feminist books we read, the more we realize why feminism is actually needed, especially for Black Women....

  • Tiffany

    I loved the second half of this book much more than I enjoyed the first half but this was therapeutic for me. All of the questions and life decisions that this author made in regards to raising a blac...

  • Rachel Matthews

    GIRL by Kenya Hunt is a wonderful read particularly for black women. It was interesting for me as a black Brit to read from Kenya's perspective - a black American living in England. While Kenya had so...

  • Book Reviews By Tara

    In this brilliantly written body of work, author Kenya Hunt tackles heavy topics with a matter-of-fact flare that make it’s content easy to digest.⠀In this collection of stories Kenya celebrates t...

  • Karen Ashmore

    A collection of essays by Black fashion editor Kenya Hunt. Most relate to pop culture: an analysis of the word “woke”, what Wakanda means to Black community, being one of the few Blacks to sit on ...

  • Bree

    “My race made me stand out in the fashion industry, so I refused to dress to fit in” Kenya Hunt, a Mother, a Wife, a Fashion Director and A LOT more. Gurrrrrrrl is a badass boss and has a hella st...