Out on 11 February 2021

Brown Baby

Nikesh Shukla

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11 February 2021
256 pages

From the editor of The Good Immigrant.

We have to believe in hope in these dark uncertain times. Hope brings us together.

How do you find hope and even joy in a world that is racist, sexist and facing climate crisis? How do you prepare your children for it, but also fill them with all the boundlessness and eccentricity that they deserve and that life has to offer?

Nikesh Shukla explores themes of racism, feminism, parenting and our shifting ideas of home. This heartbreaking, compelling, intensely relatable memoir is a love letter to the author’s late mother – who passed away just before his eldest daughter was born – and to his two young daughters. In Brown Baby, Shukla examines, with humour and sharp, beautiful prose, how to raise the next generation with a sense of joy in an often bleak world.

Nikesh Shukla's voice is unique, honest and much needed.

Riz Ahmed

Nikesh Shukla writes nuanced books...and always provides heartstopping moments.

Sarah Shaffi, journalist