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  • The Essential Guide to Overcoming Racial Trauma
  • By: Guilaine Kinouani
  • Narrated by: Luyanda Lewis-Nyawo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Living While Black

By: Guilaine Kinouani
Narrated by: Luyanda Lewis-Nyawo
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If, as perfectly summed up by Toni Morrison, 'the function of racism is distraction', how can we reclaim our focus? How can we, Black people, resist racism without exhausting ourselves?

For the past 15 years, radical psychologist and therapist Guilaine Kinouani has helped hundreds of Black people to protect their mental and physical health from the harm of white supremacy. In this timely book, she brings together powerful case studies, eye-opening research and effective coping techniques from her anti-racist academy and award-nominated blog, Race Reflections, helping listeners to:

  • Set psychological boundaries and process trauma.
  • Protect children from racism.
  • Handle difficult race-based conversations.
  • Understand the complexities of 'Black love'.
  • Find connection, beauty and joy in the world.

Living While Black empowers you to adopt radical self-care tools that improve day-to-day wellness. It teaches you how to thrive not just survive and find hope - or even joy - in the face of racial adversity. It is also an essential anti-racist resource for allies who want to do better.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Guilaine Kinouani (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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The Definitive Manual

Guilaine has created the definitive manual for black wellness and resistance in the face of White Supremacy.
This book acknowledges the various forms of racial trauma, its impact on physical and mental health and it gives useful, practical tools with which to survive and thrive despite it.
Brilliantly written and Brilliantly narrated.

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Life saving.

Excellent, informative, empowering, healing, and so much more. For everyone, however racialised you have been. Leaves nothing to be wasted (no tiene desperdicio). Thank you for this gift Guilaine Kinouani.

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Loved it!

We experience so many things! Thinking it’s normal and it actually has a profound negative impact on our mental health

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Enlightening

Really informative in respect of our white supremacist culture, but also more widely in respect of trauma. Enormously well informed and insightful.

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Essential reading for 'living while black'

Helpful exercises to help you process. It may help to start with the information at the back. Definitely something j will pick up and work through for a long time

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A Fantastic book!

Must read! I highly recommend to anyone living while black and the people who care about them. Thank you ever so much Guilaine Kinouani.

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A essential read

A well written and even better read therapeutic and constructive analysis of how racism manifests and impacts those in the BAME umbrella who are marginalised. A must read.