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By: Daniella Maison

The N Word

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Through The N Word, author Daniella Maison reveals the historical and present-day effects and ramifications of using the N word in modern language. In this book, Maison argues that the N word cannot be neutered, deemed unsullied, or recast as an innocent street idiom. Aimed at a generation who have incorporated the term into their everyday dialogue, Maison expounds the argument for boycotting the word completely. Whether you are undecided, a proud user of the word, or simply intrigued by the debate, The N Word offers a hard-hitting, insightful expose of a current issue that is right on time in the wake of the global Black Lives Matter movement.


“Truly superb writing.”
- Dali Tambo

Daniella Maisons ground-breaking publication helps to demystify the term and its impact on young people who live on social media. This book is a great resource to challenge the 'N word' for schools and youth club settings. As the late Bob Marley said we must free our minds from mental slavery, sadly the 'N word' is still part of the ongoing process of reclaiming our human rights and respect for all.”

- Patrick Vernon OBE, founder of Every Generation and 100 Great Black Britons 

Born in Luton and raised in Buckinghamshire, Daniella Maison spent time as a girl in Portugal and has strong links to the USA. Graduating with a Masters degree from Royal Holloway University in Medieval Literature, Daniella has studied Latin, psychoanalytic criticism and postcolonial theory extensively, which she fuses in her writing. Daniellas stance as a Womanist writer and wordsmith’ sees her devote several months of the year to ghost-writing memoirs for inspirational women with a story to tell.

The death of her sister, in 1998, was a tipping point in Daniellas passion for expression though writing and her poem, I See You dedicated to Natasha was published shortly after. Her article series Black women and Hip Hop went viral in 2009 and gained her critical acclaim in the USA; followed by a notable commentary on the death of Sarah Reed. Her devotion to and fearlessness in raising social cause awareness has made a difference in the world, earning her the respect of the global diaspora. Her recent exclusive article on Siyanda Mngazas imprisonment garnered significant attention for the cause. Daniella lives in London where she continues to expose truth, battle injustice and create change through the power of words.

Customer Reviews
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  • Tomiwa Ajala

    I bought this book after following Daniella’s commentary on the death of Sarah Reed years ago. This book didn’t disappoint. From the first paragraph I was pulled in by her style of writing. Her knowledge on this topic is powerful. If you were around decades ago, you would have read the political chronicles of scholars such as Angela Davis and Malcolm X. Their literary view of post-Jim Crow America gave us deep insights into the nation that was not on mainstream media. That is what Maison is to this generation. She writes, ‘The N word is inextricably spliced and tethered to centuries of brutality on black psyches and calumnies cast on black bodies. It cannot be scrubbed away, sun-bleached, washed-out, or purged’. Maison's commitment to uncovering truth through the power of language is remarkable.

  • Rita Wilson

    Just superb. Will be buying copies for my nephews. An important book.

  • Cyril Peters

    This book is a must read. Forensic, passionate and gripping. Fully recommend.

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