WHEN WE SEE OURSELVES
BLACK X BROWN LOVE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2021
Media Contact: Jonah Batambuze, , +44(0)7398200829
#BlindianProject Announces Release Date for Debut Book, "When We See Ourselves - Black x Brown Love"
Featuring 10 diverse stories and interactive exercises to unlearn stereotypes & biases
Peterborough, UK -- Today, Jonah Batambuze, founder of the #BlindianProject, a community of more than 22k Black x South Asian people, announced a June 19, 2021 release date for their debut book entitled, "When We See Ourselves - Black x Brown Love". The book launch campaign commences May 3, 2021, and includes conversations with couples and individuals featured in the book, social media posts, and culminates with the launch event.
"Black x Brown relationships are an inevitable reality wherever the two communities coexist. However, these relationships often are plagued by stories of racism, classism, and Anti-Blackness. My book turns this on its head and celebrates our platonic and romantic relationships,” said #BlindianProject founder Jonah Batambuze.
In "When We See Ourselves," Batambuze takes readers on a behind-the-scenes journey into the lives of Black x Brown individuals who are shattering societal boundaries in the name of love. These ten stories address anti-Blackness, LGBTQ+, deaf culture, Islamophobia, lost love, and more.
"This is an important and hopeful book, which captures the rapidly and positively changing times when it comes to race. We live in an incredibly cosmopolitan world, but it doesn’t always feel that way for everyone," said Rene Carayol MBE who also wrote the forward to “When We See Ourselves.”
The #BlindianProject invites the public and organizations to participate in the launch campaign by engaging with the hashtag #WhenWeSeeOurselves across social media.
About the Blindian Project
The #BlindianProject is a media platform and global community at the intersection of Black x Brown culture. The platform aims to normalize Black x Brown relationships while dismantling anti-Blackness within our communities. If you'd like to know more about the #BlindianProject, please visit @BlindianProject on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Or, visit the website.
About “When We See Ourselves”
Thirty years after the release of Mira Nair’s mesmerizing cult classic film, Mississippi Masala, Black x Brown love continues to be plagued by racism, classism, and anti-Blackness. However, the unforgettable event of 2020, namely; COVID-19, George Floyd’s murder and Kamala Harris’ nomination as the Vice President of the United States, have inspired a racial reckoning intent on dismantling years of oppression.
In “When We See Ourselves,” Batambuze takes readers on a behind-the-scenes journey into the lives of Black x Brown individuals who are shattering societal boundaries in the name of love. These ten stories address anti-Blackness, LGBTQ+, deaf culture, Islamophobia, lost love, and more.
About the Author
Jonah Batambuze is a Ugandan-American, multidisciplinary creative community builder and author of "When We See Ourselves." He was born in Chicago and raised in the cornfields of Central Illinois.
Inspired by an Al-Jazeera article about street mob attacks on Africans in New Delhi, Batambuze founded The #BlindianProject — a platform that unites Black x South Asian communities. His work is featured by BBC World News, The Times of India, The Washington Post/The Lily and other publications. Jonah lives outside London with his South Indian wife, son and daughter.