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Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home - Nikesh Shukla

Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home - Nikesh Shukla

Title: Brown Baby

Author:  Nikesh Shukla

ISBN:  9781529032918

Weight:  753 g

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Brown Baby by Nikesh Shukla

How do you find hope and even joy in a world that is racist, sexist and facing climate crisis?  How do you prepare your children for it, but also fill them with all the boundlessness and eccentricity that they deserve and that life has to offer?

In Brown Baby, Nikesh Shukla, author of the bestselling The Good Immigrant, explores themes of racism, feminism, parenting and our shifting ideas of home.  This memoir, by turns heartwrenching, hilariously funny and intensely relatable, is dedicated to the author’s two young daughters, and serves as an act of remembrance to the grandmother they never had a chance to meet.  Through love, grief, food and fatherhood, Shukla shows how it’s possible to believe in hope.

Peer & Press Reviews

A wise and wonderful book from the hugely talented Nikesh Shukla.  Written for his daughters, inspired by his mother whom they never got to meet, this love letter to his brown babies encompasses fatherhood, feminism, racial politics, growing up and being a grown up, with tenderness, depth and humour.

Meera Syal

So honest, I found myself, engulfed, consumed.  I could feel myself in the room with Nikesh.

Nadiya Hussain

Brown Baby is the funniest, saddest, most motivating memoir I have ever read – it’s like a clever friend in your ear.  A life-changing, heartbreaking, fizz-popping book that fills me with joy and gratitude and communion.

Emma Jane Unsworth

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Brown Baby
Subtitle A Memoir of Race, Family and Home
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition features

The main body of the book is 231 pages.

The front matter has an additional 5 pages:

Praise for Brown Baby [4]
Contents [1]

The back matter has a further 7 pages:

References [3]
Acknowledgements [2]
Bibliography [1]
Author Biography [1]

Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.
(Printed on this page is the title and the phrase ‘Signed by the author’.)
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes Jhalak Prize 2022 – longlist
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Bluebird
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781529032918
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 231 [main body]
Size (h x w x d) 223 x 144 x 27mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Jon Aitken
Design Mel Four / Bluebird Art Department

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