UPCOMING BOOK: ‘Dark Girls’ by Bill Duke and Shelia P. Moses (Nov 11, 2014)

Black has never been more beautiful. Dark Girls is a testament to the strength and grace of women everywhere, no matter their skin tone, upbringing, or education. Featuring such celebrities as Lupita Nyong’o, Vanessa Williams, Sheryl Underwood, Judge Mablean, and Loretta Devine, Dark Girls presents outstanding women from all walks of life, sharing intimate insights into what their dark skin means to them. (From Back Cover)


dark-girls-book‘Dark Girls’ is a new book birthed from Bill Duke’s 2012 documentary ‘Dark Girls‘ exploring colorism among African Americans.

The book which is a celebration of dark-skinned beauty, is written by Bill Duke and Shelia P. Moses and features the work of esteemed photographer Barron Claiborne. Oscar winning Lupita Nyong’o graces the front cover. View the Synopsis below:


In the tradition of the New York Times bestselling I Dream a World and Crowns comes this full-color companion volume to the acclaimed NAACP Award–nominee documentary Dark Girls—an inspiring and breathtaking photo book that celebrates dark-skinned women.

Black has never been more beautiful, witnessed by this magnificent collection featuring accomplished dark skinned-women from all walks of life. In Dark Girls, celebrities such as Lupita Nyong’o, Pauletta Washington (Denzel Washington’s wife), Cicely Tyson, Judge Mablean, Brandi and Karli Harvey, and twenty other outstanding women share intimate insights into what their dark skin means to them.

Filled with seventy-five gorgeous photographs, this thoughtful, sophisticated, alluring, and uplifting collection captures the elegance of dark skin—joyfully showcasing that we truly are beautiful for who we are.


The book is due to be released on November 11th and is currently available for pre-order from Amazon.

Earlier this year production for follow up documentary ‘Light Girls’ took place in Johannesburg. Filmmaker Themba Sibeko stated, ‘ Light Girls will hopefully spur further debate on colourism, the recent resurgence of skin lightening products being used by African women, celebrities, and the impact it has on race and identity’ .

The film is scheduled to air on Own TV Network later this year.

Source: filmcontact.com

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