Layers of Blackness

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“…I just want to say [thank you] for the above book you have made available. I also purchased your excellent book Inside the Ivory Tower: Narratives of Women of Colour Surviving and Thriving in British Academia. I purchased the latter as I have been conducting research on UK working class academics. Thanks so much for both books as they are much needed and very useful.”

“Dear Deborah, As a Jamaican growing in the U.K, certain terms such as good hair, browning and red skin have always made me curious as to why we as a community view lighter to be better.”

“Thank you so much for writing this. I was writing a dystopian piece of fiction for my creative dissertation and wanted to incorporate themes of colourism. A question popped into my head and I wondered if there were fragments of colourism in Africa before slavery happened. I did a quick google search and your paper came up! Again, many thanks for this paper.”

“I am taking an African American and Africana Studies course at my college and we are currently working on research papers. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the history of colorism and I hope reading your work will help me understand more. Thank you.”

“I am an undergraduate at the University of the West Indies and my major focuses on a combination of race, class, gender and ethnicity, especially within the Caribbean. This study will be a major help in helping to identify the root of Eurocentrism and colourism in the Caribbean.”

“Hi madam. I read your paper on Layers of Blackness and it has afforded me additional knowledge on this issue of colourism. I would just like to say thank you for that.”

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