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Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780349702216

Price: £18.99

ON SALE: 10th August 2023

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

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Lennina Ofori is a force of nature. A teen mother, a supportive older sister, a PhD student, a support system, a working woman, a survivor, above all, she is an Advocate. She has spent her life working for those who do not have a voice, for those relegated to the margins, and in this book, she lends her voice to them.

Starting with her own life story, from her beautiful family, to her hardest struggles, Ofori opens the door to intersections that are familiar to many: race, class and gender, and uses her expertise to explain and embolden readers to make active change in their own lives. Utilising expertise from across the globe, from the teachings of bell hooks to government reports, Ofori makes accessible topics that are so often ignored. From her unique perspective as a Black woman who has lived many lives, Ofori is a daring voice for change, and a voice for hope, in modern life.

Advocate is a tale of personal resistance, but also a manifesto for action. With great candour, wit and beautiful language, Ofori will call you to make change not just for your own sake, but for those in the margins.


Advocate offers vital and illuminating perspectives on various marginalised experiences, bringing rigour and insight to conversations that we, as a society, need to be having. I felt empowered and grateful to share in Lennina's story and lived experiences. Advocate is a book that is equally generous and insightful, putting much of modern British narratives into sharp perspective. Anyone with any interest in areas of social justice and the numerous intersections with identity needs to read this book. It's a gift. Highly recommended.
Jeffrey Boakye, author of Black, Listed and I Heard What You Said