Brown Eyes: A Selection of Creative Expressions by Black and Mixed Race Women

Posted in Anthologies, Autobiography, Books, Media Archive, Poetry, United Kingdom, Women on 2012-08-04 21:05Z by Steven

Brown Eyes: A Selection of Creative Expressions by Black and Mixed Race Women

Troubador Publishing
292 pages
5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
ISBN 10: 1905237146; ISBN-13: 978-1905237142

Edited by:

Nicole Moore

Brown Eyes is a rare collection of poetry and autobiographical writing from a diverse group of black and mixed-race women—everyday women expressing themselves in their own unique and readable style. One of the first anthologies of its kind, Brown Eyes offers a fresh and challenging insight into the lives of black and mixed-race women in 21st century Britain.

As well as being an important contribution towards Black British literature, the book celebrates, reflects upon and embraces our diverse female identities and the common-thread that unites all of us living the UK experience.

Some of the contributions explode with energy, others speak with softness, many discuss childhood, motherhood, love, while others deal with loss and historical betrayal. The voices collected in Brown Eyes range from teenage to mature, rural and urban, from mothers and daughters, and countless others, all contributing to this anthology’s diverse creativity.

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Mixed Matters: Mixed-race pupils discuss school and identity

Posted in Books, Media Archive, Monographs, Teaching Resources, United Kingdom on 2011-02-14 15:01Z by Steven

Mixed Matters: Mixed-race pupils discuss school and identity

Troubador Publishing
March 2011
128 pages
198×127 mm
ISBN: 9781848765719

Denise Williams

Mixed Matters responds to the dearth of literature about the experiences of mixed-race pupils in British schools. It seeks to examine how much credence schools should give to pupil identities when one parent is white British and the other is of black British/Caribbean heritage, as well as offering practical advice on how to improve the educational outcome of mixed-race children.

More often than not, mixed-race pupils are simply referred to as black and tend to be encompassed in a larger, more diverse group of black pupils, but the increased presence of mixed-race pupils in schools needs to focus the efforts of education professionals to address issues of race, ethnicity and culture.

Mixed Matters is essential reading for all educational professionals who want to get to grips with the issues that face mixed families and the pupils themselves as they share their personal experiences of what it is like to be them in the British schooling system. The young people featured in this book challenge some of the commonly held assumptions made about them – especially regarding their aspirations.

This book contains some resources that can be used to support work with mixed-race pupils as well as initial training and professional development of teachers. The book also details the approach of Mix-d, formerly the Multiple Heritage Project, in organising youth conferences and training youth facilitators of mixed-race to lead their peers in discussions about school and identity.

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