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Candice Brathwaite’s much-anticipated second book about all the things she wishes she’d been told when she was young and needed guidance.

‘This book is like the older sibling you wish you’d had growing up’ – Cosmopolitan

‘Fans of I Am Not Your Baby Mother, brace for another corker from Candice Brathwaite’ – Pandora Sykes

‘One of the best books I’ve read this year’ – Yewande Biala

‘A sharp, sometimes moving self-help book’ – Observer

‘Direct, accessible and in parts, very funny’ – Guardian


I Am Not Your Baby Mother was a landmark publication in 2020. A Sunday Times top five bestseller, it was an important call-to-arms allowing mothers to take control and scrap the parenting rulebook to do it their own way.

Sista Sister goes further. It is a compilation of essays about all the things Candice wishes someone had talked to her about when she was a young black girl growing up in London. From family and money to black hair and fashion, as well as colourism and relationships between people of different races, this is a fascinating read that will launch some much-needed conversations, between Sistas and Sisters alike.

Written in Candice’s trademark straight-talking, warm and funny style, it will delight her fans, old and new.

Praise for I Am Not Your Baby Mother

‘Accessible, sometimes shocking, honest, and feels written from the heart’ – Bernardine Evaristo

‘I gobbled it in one weekend and encourage everyone – mother, or otherwise – to do the same’ – Pandora Sykes

‘Remarkable’ – Lorraine Kelly

‘Searing’ – Dolly Alderton

‘I absolutely loved I Am Not Your Baby Mother‘ – Giovanna Fletcher

‘This book is needed for the voiceless’ – Nadiya Hussain

‘Brilliant’ – Sophie Ellis-Bextor

‘An essential exploration of the realities of black motherhood in the UK’ – Observer

‘Urgent part-memoir, part-manifesto about black motherhood’ – Red

‘[An] original and much-needed guide to navigating black motherhood’ – Cosmopolitan

‘The woman bringing a fresh perspective to the mumfluencer world’ – Grazia

‘Every mother, everywhere, should read this book’ – OK Magazine


A witty, honest and transformative collection of essays
The Strategist
[I] inhaled this. Fans of I Am Not Your Baby Mother, brace for another corker from Candice Brathwaite
Pandora Sykes
This book is like the older sibling you wish you'd had growing up. Looking at family, sex, money and Blackness, bestselling author Brathwaite deftly navigates even the trickiest of topics in this compilation of essays, holding up a lens to joy, heartbreak and exactly what it really means to be a young woman
One of the best books I've read this year
Yewande Biala
Wise, honest, confronting, beautiful and funny
A sharp, sometimes moving self-help book
Inspiring and provocative
Direct, accessible and in parts, very funny
Wise, witty
Evening Standard
[Sista Sister is like] that older and wiser friend you always wish you'd had
The honest and profound words have been chosen carefully and speak volumes about society, making this a must read. Hugely emotive in parts, the author's warmth and humour radiates off the page
Woman’s Way Magazine