Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change (2019)
Kwakye, C & Ogunbiyi, O Merky Books


This book is recommended for both academic staff and students because it attempts to reconcile the understandings of the black experience within Higher Education for students and staff. It provides insights into the black experience at university which is useful for students academically and socially. It discusses issues such as activism, creating safe spaces for BME students, mental health and the decolonising the curriculum initiative. It contextualises these issues with the black female identity and the subsequent pressures and emotional labour that may come alongside it. A written piece of this quality voicing the black female student opinion on this matter is of great significance to all research in this area.

Savannah Blake