Nikesh Shukla explores themes of racism, feminism, parenting and our shifting ideas of home. 

The memoir is a love letter to the author’s late mother – who passed away just before his eldest daughter was born – and to his two young daughters. 

In Brown Baby, Shukla examines how to raise the next generation with a sense of joy in an often bleak world.

Nikesh asks the pivotal questions of our time - how do you find hope and even joy in a world that is racist, sexist and facing climate crisis? How do you prepare your children for it, but also fill them with all the boundlessness and eccentricity that they deserve and that life has to offer? 

Nikesh Shukla is an author, screenwriter and one of the most prominent UK voices on diversity and inclusion in the arts. 

He is the editor of bestselling essay collection The Good Immigrant, which won the Reader’s Choice at the Books Are My Bag Awards, and was shortlisted for Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. 

He is the author of a number of novels for both adults and young adults including Coconut Unlimited (shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize), Meatspace, Run Riot, The Boxer and co-editor of The Good Immigrant USA.

Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home by Nikesh Shukla is published on 4th February 2021 (Hardback - £16.99)