As part of the Ghosts: Disappearing Histories project we ran creative writing workshops across Manchester UK. In this free eBook you'll find a selection of the writing produced by workshop participants on the subject of the black owned clubs in Manchester and what they meant to the community.
Manchester books by Manchester writers.
Bleaching My Skin. by Tashia Tauzeni
The celebrating had started and I was so proud to have said that I was part of that ceremony. I was holding the big, shiny and bold star which represented us blacks being bright and different.
But when I was holding that star I started to think about the following year, if my life would be better or it would be exactly the same.
The dancing girls had started to get my attention I wanted to come in and join them but apparently I wasn’t allowed...