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Shoko Press, 'Beautiful: Portraits of Black Beauty'
Shoko Press, 'Beautiful: Portraits of Black Beauty'
Shoko Press, 'Beautiful: Portraits of Black Beauty'

Shoko Press

Shoko Press, 'Beautiful: Portraits of Black Beauty'



BEAUTIFUL is a celebration of black beauty captured through the lens of Paris-based Cameroon-born photographer Mario Epanya. 

BEAUTIFUL presents a stunning collection of existing and never before seen portraits featuring everyday women and models of colour. It pays homage to the strong women who raised Epanya, his beloved grandmother, mother, sisters, aunts and friends – telling the visual story that black is indeed BEAUTIFUL.

Dimensions and details

Hardback book, 21cm x 26cm 

ISBN: 978-0-995406-2-0

Delivery details

This product is shipped from the United Kingdom. 

Postage and delivery options: 

UK shipping

  • Standard (3 - 7 days): £4.95
  • Tracked (2 - 5 days): £6.50  
  • Express (48 hours): £8.50


  • Tracked & signed (4 - 7 days): £15  
  • Courier (2 - 5 days): £20

US, Canada, Australia & rest of the world (we do NOT ship to South Africa) 

  • Tracked & signed (7 - 10 days): £28   
  • DHL express (2 - 6 days): £34

The cost of shipping is for your entire shopping basket and not each individual item. 

Delivery time

Allow 5-7 working days for UK delivery, 7-10 working days for delivery to Europe and 10-15 working days for international delivery 

Founder's story

Tapiwa Matsinde is a British-born author, content publisher, consultant and curator of Zimbabwean heritage. She says: "Whilst going through the experience of writing a book I saw the need to create more permanent records and lasting legacies of the abundance of creativity outpouring from Africa, so in response founded Shoko Press, an independent publisher of art books celebrating African creativity in 2016. The aim is to build a library of books to inspire those in the present and that future generations can look back on. ‘Shoko’ is a word from Zimbabwe’s Shona language, and means a ‘message’ or ‘comment’ and usually refers to messages or comments seen to be important or powerful".

Customer Reviews

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Lovely coffee table book