• Talk and signing at Black Book Festival 2023

  • Goldsmiths, University of London, 8 Lewisham Way

1.00pm to 1.30pm (main stage)

Join Misti Lekimenju, BookLove bookseller and a Black British Literature Masters Student at Goldsmiths in conversation with author Kandace Chimbiri.

Hear them explore the writing journey from self-published to traditionally published as they delve deep in to the importance of writing for children.

Kandace will share her passion for Black British History alongside her three brilliant published books – The Story of the Windrush, Britain’s Black Airmen and The Story of Afro Hair. Not to be missed!

  • Followed by signing at the BookLove Stall and signed copies are available online at www.thisisbooklove.com

For tickets and further details about the Black Book Festival, please click here for Eventbrite booking link.


Celebrate with me

I’m delighted to announce that I’m now a full-time author having left my 9 to 5 job.

November 2022

The Story of Afro Hair longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards

I’m so thrilled to share the brilliant news that The Story of Afro Hair has been longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2023 in the 3 – 14+age category.

The books selected for the award are titles that teachers can share with pupils as part of regular classroom experience. The prestigious UKLA Book Awards are the only national awards judged entirely by teachers.

October 2022

The Story of Afro Hair chosen as Indie Book of the Month

I’m so delighted that my book celebrating the biology and history of Afro hair from ancient to modern times has been chosen as Indie Book of the Month. This means the book will be will be displayed at every independent bookshop throughout UK and Eire.

October 2021

Scholastic UK announce new Black history books for children

I’ve been self-publishing children’s Black history books since 2009. Now feels the right time to work with a mainstream publisher to make these much-needed stories more readily available. I’m looking forward to working with Scholastic UK.

September 2020