Footnote's 2022 roundup_

Footnote’s first year as a disruptive new publisher focusing on migration, identity and marginalised knowledge is almost over!

We’re so proud of everyone involved in the creation of the five incredible titles we’ve published this year – so much so that we thought we ought to look back over our books and a few of our favourite highlights from 2022.

2022 highlights_

Jamie Lee Curtis praises Hanna Flint's Strong Female Character

The incredible Jamie Lee Curtis enthusiastically celebrated Strong Female Character‘s book birthday with Hanna Flint after an interview for Halloween Ends. 

A digital experience exploring the true story of a refugee

‘Mursal in Flight’ is an immersive digital experience based on the true story of a young Afghan girl fleeing war with her family as they travel across borders to seek refuge in Greece. Mursal’s full story is in Map of Hope of Sorrow by Helen Benedict and Eyad Awwadawnan.

David Olusoga endorses Sarah Ladipo Manyika's Between Starshine and Clay: Conversations from the African Diaspora

Inimitable historian David Olusoga said Between Starshine and Clay presented readers with:

‘Extraordinary conversations with many of the greatest minds and most inspiring figures of our age. Each encounter framed and presented with enormous literary skill and grace.’

The book launched with a packed house event at SOAS where Sarah was in conversation with Dr. Fareda Banda and Bernardine Evaristo, who wrote the book’s foreword.

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2022 titles_

Map of Hope and Sorrow
Stories of Refugees Trapped in Greece
by Helen Benedict and Eyad Awwadawnan

Helen Benedict, award-winning British-American professor of journalism at Columbia University, teams up with Syrian writer and refugee, Eyad Awwadawnan, to present the stories of five refugees who have endured long and dangerous journeys from the Middle East and Africa to Greece.

Voice of the Fish
by Lars Horn

A kaleidoscopic, hallucinatory memoir that explores the trans experience through meditations on aquatic life and mythology, set against the backdrop of travels in Russia and a debilitating injury that left the author temporarily unable to speak, read and write. 

Between Starshine and Clay
Conversations from the African Diaspora
by Sarah Ladipo Manyika
Foreword by Bernardine Evaristo

‘Extraordinary conversations with many of the greatest minds and most inspiring figures of our age’ David Olusoga 

Cover: Strong Female Character

Strong Female Character
What Movies Teach Us
by Hanna Flint

The leading film critic of her generation offers an eloquent, insightful and humorous reflection on the screen’s representation of women and ethnic minorities, revealing how cinema has been the key to understanding herself as a feminist of mixed-race heritage, her body image and her ambitions as well as the world we live in. 

Cover: Living Together

Living Together
Searching for Community in a Fractured World
by Mim Skinner

From the author of Jailbirds and one of Elle’s ‘50 Game Changers’ comes a timely exploration of different ways of living together – from commercial co-living developments to off-grid farm communities, low-cost co-operative estates and collaborative parenting schemes.

We’re looking forward to everything that 2023 holds and can’t wait to bring you with us!