From the publisher’s website: “#BlackInSchool is Habiba Cooper Diallo’s high school journal, in which she documents, processes, and resists the systemic racism, microaggressions, stereotypes, and outright racism she experienced while being Black in school in Canada.
“Powerful and eye-opening, Cooper Diallo illustrates how our schools reinforce rather than erode racism.”
The book is receiving lots of coverage in Canada and many glowing reviews. Dolana Mogadime of Brock University calls the book: “Vivid, candid, and courageous. A must-read for all educators”, while writer, Jael Richardson says: “A critical perspective on anti-black racism in the education system from the people we need to hear from most on this matter—Black students.”
We wish Habiba huge success with the book and hope it finds many more readers worldwide.
Habiba Cooper Diallo was shortlisted for the 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize with her story, Desert Blues. The story is published in our Volume 13 anthology by Tangent Books and is available here: https://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/shop/bristol-short-story-prize-volume-13