New Daughters of Africa

edited by Margaret Busby


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Published by Myriad Editions

Published September 2020

Books > Just Out


Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Busby’s groundbreaking anthology Daughters of Africa illuminated the ‘silent, forgotten, underrated voices of black women’ (The Washington Post). Published to international acclaim, it was hailed as ‘an extraordinary body of achievement… a vital document of lost history’ (The Sunday Times).

New Daughters of Africa continues that mission for a new generation, bringing together a selection of overlooked artists of the past with fresh and vibrant voices that have emerged from across the globe in the past two decades, from Antigua to Zimbabwe and Angola to the USA. Key figures join popular contemporaries in paying tribute to the heritage that unites them. Each of the pieces in this remarkable collection demonstrates an uplifting sense of sisterhood, honours the strong links that endure from generation to generation, and addresses the common obstacles women writers of colour face as they negotiate issues of race, gender and class, and confront vital matters of independence, freedom and oppression.

Why Didn’t You Just Do What You Were Told? by Jenny Diski |

Why Didn’t You Just Do What You Were Told?

Jenny Diski


Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake |

Entangled Life

Merlin Sheldrake


Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain |

Islands of Mercy

Rose Tremain


The Midnight Library by Matt Haig |

The Midnight Library

Matt Haig


Broadwater by Jac Shreeves-Lee |


Jac Shreeves-Lee


The Golden Flea by Michael Rips |

The Golden Flea

Michael Rips