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A Year of Black Joy

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A collection of contributions from 52 cultural luminaries from around the world. Discover the joy of chess with Grandmaster Maurice Ashley, then learn the moves of the game. Find the joy in stories with award-winning author Patrice Lawrence, then gather the tools to write your own.

Experience the joy of food with renowned chef Andi Oliver, then follow a recipe to make a delicious dish. Whether you read an entry a week, or dip into it whenever you are feeling in need of joy, this is a book to treasure all year round.

112 pages.

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