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Colouring books with an Afro-tastic twist

STAY IN THE LINES: We've found colouring books for black kids and adults

IF YOU didn't get the memo - colouring books are not just for kids.

Soaring numbers of British adults have now turned to colouring books in an effort to combat stress after it was proven that colouring in can help alleviate tension.

From beautiful illustrations of unicorns, butterflies and dream scenarios to abstract designs and geometric shapes, it seems like there's a colouring book for everyone.

Here, we've rounded up some colouring books with Afro-centric themes to help you relax. Get ready to colour the blues away!

Faces and Accessories

Lose yourself in the details of thirty hand-drawn images of women of colour draped in intricate headscarves with African-inspired cloth and bedecked in beautiful jewellery.


Merissa Hamilton, artist and founder of African-inspired gifts brand Sankofa Creative Co, is behind the gorgeous Afro-centric adult colouring book, which aims to keep you chilled out and in a stress-free zone.

I Love My Hair

Created by graphic designer and illustrator Andrea Pippins, I Love My Hair offers you a daily dose of self-empowerment through a set of intricate illustrations of Afro puffs, mohawks, ponytails, natural curls and all the hairstyles in between.

Color My Fro

31 big-haired fairies, mermaids, warriors, models, cheerleaders, and fierce divas grace the pages of this colouring book celebrating the beauty of black women and natural hair.

Princess Planet

Author and illustrator Israel Cook crafted The Princess Planet storybook and colouring book series after being inspired by his daughter. The brand hopes to showcase cultural diversity and instil that all people have inner beauty, strength and self worth.

African Art and Designs

This colouring book for adults is full of African inspired artwork, patterns and designs including African drums and masks, lions, elephants, giraffes and much more.

Vive Le Color! Africa

Discover more than 70 stunning images consisting of African figurines, tiki gods, totem poles, feathers, elephants, some beautiful African Women and African-inspired patterns.

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