Toxic Masculinity and How I Faced the Man Within the Man
by Guvna B
Pub Date 16 Mar 2021 | Archive Date Not set
HarperCollins UK, HarperInspire, Harper Inspire
Men are bold. Men are brave. Men are strong in the face of fear. But what happens when that strength crumbles?
Growing up on a council estate in East London, rapper Guvna B thought he knew everything he needed to know about what it means to be a man. But when a personal tragedy sent him reeling, he knew he had to face these assumptions head on if he was going to be able to overcome his grief.
In this intimate, honest and unflinching memoir, Guvna B draws on his personal experiences to explore how toxic masculinity affects young men today. Exploring ideas of male identity, UNSPOKEN is an inspirational account of Guvna’s journey.
'This is the life of a young man who was going down, until he realised that his life mattered. Now he speaks the Unspoken. Guvna B is a real survivor. This is a book of liberation' Benjamin Zephaniah
'Reading some lines of this book is like reading part of my life story – dealing with grief, survival, vulnerability, how and where I grew up and how to be(come) authentic in an often less than forgiving world' Kanya King CBE, CEO & Founder of the MOBO Awards
'Guvna B is massively talented in so many fields – music, speaking, writing – but it is his heart to serve and honour Jesus which packs the biggest punch for anyone who comes into contact with him' Revd Nicky Gumbel , Vicar of HTB & pioneer of Alpha