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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.

I Am Not Your Baby Mother was a landmark publication in 2020. A thought-provoking, urgent and inspirational guide to life as a Black British mum, it was an important call-to-arms allowing mothers to take control and scrap the parenting rulebook to do it their own way. It was a Sunday Times top five bestseller.

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 relationships between people of different races and colourism, this will be a fascinating read that will have another profound impact on conversations about Black Lives Matter.

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

Reviews

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
Cosmopolitan
One of the best books I've read this year
Yewande Biala
Wise, honest, confronting, beautiful and funny
Sheerluxe
A sharp, sometimes moving self-help book
Observer
Inspiring and provocative
Heat
Direct, accessible and in parts, very funny
Guardian
Wise, witty
Evening Standard
[Sista Sister is like] that older and wiser friend you always wish you'd had
Independent
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