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Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change

By Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Merky Books (October 1, 2019)
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
Condition: Like new (some shelf wear)

Price: $24.95


As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. And in higher education, feeling like you constantly have to justify your existence within institutions that weren’t made for you is an ongoing struggle for many people. Two recent Cambridge graduates wrote Taking Up Space as a guide and a manifesto for change: tackling issues of access, unrepresentative curricula, discrimination in the classroom, the problems of activism, and life before and after university. Featuring honest conversations with students past and present, Taking Up Space goes beyond the buzzwords of diversity and inclusion and explores what those words truly mean for young black girls today.