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Taking Up Space

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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Taking Up Space, by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi. A groundbreaking exploration of the problems of diversity in education, by two extremely talented young graduates.

As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. And in higher education, feeling like you constantly have to justify your existence within institutions that weren't made for you is an ongoing struggle for many people. 

Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi, two recent Cambridge graduates, wrote Taking Up Space as a guide and a manifesto for change: tackling issues of access, unrepresentative curricula, discrimination in the classroom, the problems of activism and life before and after university. 

Featuring honest conversations with students past and present, Taking Up Space goes beyond the buzzwords of diversity and inclusion and explores what those words truly mean for young black girls today.

©2019 Ore Ogunbiyi and Chelsea Kwakye (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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  • 07-10-19

Amazing

Absolutely must read- listened in one session!
Wonderfully and articulately written
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  • sikhangezile ncube
  • 07-09-19

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The book that I wish I read before I started uni. Every black girl needs to read this is very relevant and eye opening. Thank you girls for writing this because for me it was a love letter that I have been waiting to read from our adolescent community!

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  • R. Young
  • 07-08-19

Best audiobook of the year!

I have so much praise for this book. I cannot fit it in 15 words.