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  • Published: 2 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529110470
  • Imprint: Square Peg
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $39.99

Dope Black Dads

Life Lessons and Learnings on Black Fatherhood



A vital guide to positive, life-affirming and joyful Black fatherhood, from the founder of Dope Black Dads.

On Fathers' Day in 2018, Marvyn Harrison created a WhatsApp group with all the Black fathers he knew (at the time, twenty-three people) to wish them a happy Fathers' Day. This small group chat grew to become a community; a hub for knowledge-sharing and support, with the network discussing co-parenting, cohabiting, marriage, fatherhood, blended families and much more. Dope Black Dads is now an internationally recognised community of over 40,000 across the UK, US, South Africa and beyond sharing their personal stories, journeys, life lessons and learnings derived from their experiences of being Black fathers.

In this book, Marvyn brings to light his experience of Black fatherhood, discussing his own journey into fatherhood, his relationship with his own father, and the narratives around Black fatherhood, bringing in fellow Dope Black Dads such as Tinie Tempah, Mark Maciver, Raphael Sofoluke and Maurice Mcleod to share their stories, wisdom, advice and fatherhood hacks.

From deep dives into how you can prepare for fatherhood, working on your emotional and mental wellbeing ahead of having a child and learning how to love yourself as well as your partner and child, to the practicalities of co-parenting, co-habiting, finances and health to the importance of supporting Black women, examining Black masculinity and celebrating LGBTQIA+ Black dads, Dope Black Dads is an honest, informative and much-needed guide to Black fatherhood in all its forms.

  • Published: 2 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529110470
  • Imprint: Square Peg
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $39.99

About the author

Marvyn Harrison

Marvyn Harrison is an inspirational leader who is able to deliver business goals and vision using sound strategy, communication, and people management. Respected as a credible source of knowledge of community strategy, Marvyn is able to drive culture change and deliver tangible results across business, projects, and campaigns. Marvyn has been listed by Forbes, HSBC and Black British Business Awards as one of the top Black Business people to watch and follow.

His leadership experience as the founder and driving force behind Dope Black CIC, an educational and healing platform designed to improve the outcomes of black people, has seen him become the voice of the Black community across the UK, US, and African continent.

Previously Marvyn was a consultant across music, film, and TV and delivering successful campaigns for Sony, Universal, Ciroc, Playstation, and W Hotel. His ability to provide insights into trends allowed him to embed brands and products deep in the cultural psyche of its consumers in order to provide a platform to drive mainstream success.

Marvyn is now Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer of BELOVD Agency a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion agency with the goal of culturally transforming business around the world to become fairer and sustainable.

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