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black girl, no magic

By Kimberly McIntosh

In a complex world, who is allowed to be complicated? Who is entitled to a messy life full of triumphs, mistakes and tedium?

Until recently, not Black women.

When stories about Black women are limited, there’s a tendency to platform the inspirational. Yet when it comes to finding kaleidoscopic stories for – and by – black women, they are few and far between.

Through Kimberly’s personal stories, the essays in black girl, no magic explore race, class, the meritocracy myth, sex, desire, dating, friendship, the modern family and drugs. Perfect for fans of Slay In Your Lane, Trick Mirror, and Bad Feminist, this book scrutinizes why the world is shaped the way it is, and how we navigate it.