‘Mo’ Knowledge, Mo’ Grief’: A diasporan woman’s eye-opening exposé on western life in new book


Despite their education, qualifications, and capabilities, Black women in the diaspora deal with workplace trauma more than any other group in society. Their lived experiences and statistics confirm this.

In her revelatory book, Mo’ Knowledge, Mo’ Grief, Dr. Russell shares her research on the African diaspora and experiences working at predominantly white institutions in Canada and the United States over the past ten years. She also discusses education, entrepreneurship, and relationships as they relate to career development.

The book is a great gift for Black women in their twenties and thirties; they’ll learn to bypass common workplace pitfalls with the tips and wisdom Dr. Russell shares.

Africans living on the continent will find Mo’ Knowledge, Mo’ Grief to be a useful and eye-opening exposé of Western life. The book will foster greater understanding and eventually a stronger bond among continental and diasporan Africans. Mo’ Knowledge, Mo’ Grief also provides a clear picture of the cultural climate in the West for Africans who may want to move abroad, which will assist them in making an informed choice.

Readers have a lot to say about Dr. Russell’s work:

Mo’ Knowledge, Mo’ Grief is relatable. When Tracy described a feeling of disappointment after graduation it reminded me of what some of my friends have expressed. She also does a great job of sharing the end-of-chapter lessons to help us understand how she navigated the experiences.”

  • Essi, Global Development Studies Graduate, Canada, in her 20s.

“The research in this book is a springboard to launch Black women toward their God-given potential. It encourages us to see ourselves as having the skills and abilities to influence and uplift the race by creating opportunities for ourselves instead of looking to others.”

  • Marvia, Retired Educator, United States, in her 60s.

The book launch will take place at the Asebu Pan-African Village on Sunday, February 18, 2024 from 2 to 5 pm including free refreshments, cultural entertainment, a book signing, and a live interview with the author. The book tour will start in Accra on Saturday, March 16, from 5 to 8 pm at Serenity House.

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