The Colour of Madness

Samara Linton

Rianna Walcott

12 May 2022
336 pages


'An invaluable collection'

'A seminal body of work that centres our voices authentically and unapologetically'
Melissa Cummings-Quarry, co-author of Grown and co-founder of Black Girls Book Club

The Colour of Madness is a groundbreaking anthology amplifying the voices of People of Colour and their experiences with mental health.

In this compelling collection, edited by Dr Rianna Walcott and Dr Samara Linton, over seventy contributors share their stories, essays, poetry, short fiction and artwork. Showcasing the voices of those who have been ignored, this book brings solace to those who have shared similar experiences, and sheds light into the everyday impact of racism for those looking to further understand and combat this injustice.

A vital and timely tribute to all those whose lives have been impacted by medical inequalities, this collection seeks to disrupt the whitewashed narrative of mental health in Britain and will help to positively transform the mental health and wellbeing of People of Colour.

The book was first published in 2018. Editors Dr Samara Linton and Dr Rianna Walcott ended their relationship with their previous publisher in 2021 when the press was linked to a far-right group. The editors have since collaborated with a new publisher to present this refined edition complete with revised contributions, new contributors and powerful artwork.

The Colour of Madness leaves my heart simultaneously aching at what Black and Brown people are forced to survive under, and full because I lost count of how many times I saw myself on these pages.
The Colour of Madness is a seminal body of work that centres our voices authentically and unapologetically.