I talk about it all the time

Camara lundestad joof

We are proud to welcome Camara Lundestad Joof to Northern Stories – and excited to travel to Frankfurt on Monday to present her her important book I talk about it all the time.

Oct 8, 2019

I talk about it all the time is a testimony, an appeal and a self-examination. Camara Lundestad Joof was born in Norway, with a Norwegian mother and a Gambian father. The book depicts how the racism she constantly experiences, infects her days and controls her thoughts. Now in its fifth print run and with raving reviews this is a book that really resonates.

Dagbladet wrote this about the book: “Impressively, she brings out the complexity and nuances in her experiences. Strongest impression is probably the text about an elderly woman who hit her when she, as a child, wore a traditional national costume on Norway’s Constitution Day. Joof handles this sore memory with a steady hand and puts the limelight on the woman’s silent girlfriend. She neither intervened nor protested. Expressed and visible racism is easy to be against, instead Joof often focuses on the small comments, the neglect and the silence. It’s a very strong read and an impressive debut!”

Welcome to Northern Stories, Camara!