I Am Not Your Baby Mother: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER by Candice Brathwaite

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It’s about time we made motherhood more diverse… When Candice fell pregnant and stepped into the motherhood playing field, she found her experience bore little resemblance to the glossy magazine photos of women in horizontal stripe tops and the pinned discussions on mumsnet about what pushchair to buy.

Leafing through the piles of prenatal paraphernalia, she found herself wondering: “Where are all the black mothers?”. Candice started blogging about motherhood in 2016 after making the simple but powerful observation that the way motherhood is portrayed in the British media is wholly unrepresentative of our society at large. The result is this thought-provoking, urgent and inspirational guide to life as a black mother.

It explores the various stages in between pregnancy and waving your child off at the gates of primary school, while facing hurdles such as white privilege, racial micro-aggression and unconscious bias at every point.

Candice does so with her trademark sense of humour and refreshing straight-talking, and the result is a call-to-arms that will allow mums like her to take control, scrapping the parenting rulebook to mother their own way.


10 Jun 2020

Mummy told me that her biggest summer reading challenge was being able to sit down and read a book for herself.

So we listened to Candice read her book to us while we had lunch and dinner for a week and sometimes mummy would look sad and sometimes mummy would laugh. It was nice to hear another voice telling us a story.

Mummy told me that Candices book was very important just now but there wasn’t any pictures so I don’t know if that’s true.

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