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Don't Let It Get You Down: Essays on Race, Gender and the Body

by Savala Nolan - £12.99  The Indigo Press (2022)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781911648437 | ISBN 10: 1911648438

A powerful and provocative collection of essays that offers poignant reflections on living between society’s most charged, politicised, and intractably polar spaces — between black and white, rich and poor, thin and fat.
 
The twelve essays that comprise this collection are rich with unforgettable anecdotes and are as humorous and as full of Nolan’s appetites as they are of anxieties.
 
In ‘On Dating White Guys While Me,’ Nolan realises her early romantic pursuits of rich, preppy white guys weren’t about preference, but about self-erasure.
 
In the titular essay ‘Don’t Let it Get You Down,’ we traverse the cyclical richness and sorrow of being Black in America as Black children face police brutality.
 
In ‘Bad Education,’ we see how women learn to internalise rage and accept violence in order to participate in our culture.
 
Shortlisted for the 2022 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing

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