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Nikesh Shukla: Brown Baby
2nd November 2023

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How do we raise our kids with joy and wonder in uncertain and – let’s face it – increasingly bleak times? This is the question explored in the weekly podcast Brown Baby, hosted by writer (and dad of two) Nikesh Shukla.

Inspired by his memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, each week Nikesh invites fellow parents of brown babies – writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more – to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way.

Experience a live event about parenting, raising our kids to be joyful and boundless in an increasingly scary world, and love.

A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby sparks honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole.

Nikesh Shukla is a novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of Coconut Unlimited (shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award), Meatspace and the critically acclaimed The One Who Wrote Destiny. Nikesh is the editor of the bestselling essay collection, The Good Immigrant, which won the reader’s choice at the Books Are My Bag Awards. He co-edited The Good Immigrant USA with Chimene Suleyman. He is the author of two YA novels, Run, Riot (shortlisted for a National Book Award) and The Boxer (longlisted for the Carnegie Medal). Nikesh was one of Time Magazine’s cultural leaders, Foreign Policy magazine’s 100 Global Thinkers and The Bookseller’s 100 most influential people in publishing in 2016 and in 2017. He is the co-founder of the literary journal, The Good Journal and The Good Literary Agency. Nikesh is a fellow of the Royal Society Of Literature and a member of the Folio Academy. Nikesh has written a memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race, Family And Home and a book on writing called, Your Story Matters.

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