delightful girl

Black Dolls Your Child Would Love

Rooti Dolls

These cute speaking dolls come in different ranges that can speak in several African languages such as Swahili, Hausa, Shona, and Yoruba. Perfect for teaching your young ones about African culture and their heritage.

Kesha Cane

Based on a book, Keisha Cane is the story about a curious delightful little Afro-puffed girl. She has an infamous sweet tooth that when it strikes it sets off a laughable chain of events. 

Queens of Africa Dolls

The Queens of Africa dolls are one of the most popular ranges of African dolls made to promote African Heritage. The original dolls, Nneka, Azeezah, and Wuraola  represent Nigeria’s three largest ethnic groups - Hausa, Igbo & Yoruba. The mission statement of the brand is to empower young Nigerian girls and other children of African descent. The dolls also come with a booklet that explains the cultures and traditions of the ethnic group that each doll represents.

Positively Perfect Dolls

Award-winning speaker and author, Lisa Williams, is the creator of Positively Perfect Dolls. Inspired by the need to create better representation for future generations of black children the dolls were born. Lisa assures that every one of her toys is designed to show the beauty in diversity, from curly to straight hair and buttercream to a chocolate skin.

Ntomb'entle Dolls

Though a recent discovery for us Ntomb'entle Dolls have been around for quite a while. Created by Molemo Kgomo, each doll represents a different tribe in South Africa, giving South African children a strong sense of their heritage.

Unity Dolls

Created by Auldon Toys, a respected supplier of toy and educational products in Nigeria, Unity Dolls is a collection of 14-inch child developmental dolls. The vision of the project is to meet the demand of parents for dolls that reflect the social and cultural surroundings of children in Nigeria.


Ethidolls is an ethnic African heritage doll range. The collection focuses on African women leaders in History such as Queen Makeda and Yaa Assantewaa. Each doll comes with a book and CD explaining their history.

My Black Doll

My Black Doll is s dynamic and stylish black doll brand from the Netherlands. Their natural hair doll line ‘Natural Hair Barbies’ are super chic! They come in different styles and outfits.


PoupeeMakedaa is a french based doll maker that specializes in unique African dolls in beautiful African print clothing.

The Angelica Doll

Born out of necessity, Angelica Sweeting created a doll to help her accept her skin color, hair, and facial features.

Natural Girls United

Natural Girls United was started by blogger Karen Byrd .  She “wanted to take on the project of customizing dolls hair, to have the look and feel of styles, and textures of ethnic women and girls, for a long time”.  The range of natural hair styles in her shop is expansive, including locs, kinky faux-twists, kinky braided updos, and afros.

Madame Alexander

An established doll company in New York since 1923. On their online store they offer two dolls with naturally looking hair. One is the Isaac Mizrahi Wild About Leopard Girl and the other is the Stars & Stripes Doll.


Aileen Robinson is the owner of LeenGreenBean, a company that sells black dolls with natural hair styles. Her dolls are beautifully crocheted and not at all bland. She also sells the crochet pattern for those who are interested in making their own doll.

Nandikwa Dolls

The Nandikwa™ Doll brand, Simply Beautiful, is a sole proprietor business, operating from Meyerton, South Africa. Nandikwa™ Dolls is owned and managed by Mmule Ramothibe. The brand started as an idea in 2012 to address the shortage of ethnic like dolls in the market. This gave rise to the birth of the Nandikwa™ Dolls Collection. 

OffDHook Creations

Beautiful crochet creations designed to bring a smile to any brown girls face. Check out their designs on Etsy and follow them on their journey to spread happiness!

Momppy Mpoppy

Meet Momppy Mpoppy, a South African doll with a funky afro, a lover of adventure and fashion.  The dolls come in different fashionable outfits  and are catching on quite quickly. More importantly, they are giving black girls in South Africa a chance to see themselves in their toys.

I’m A Pretty Little Black Girl

An 18 inch Mia doll from the popular children’s book “I’m A Pretty Little Black Girl!” which follows her adventures, as she plays with her friends.

Kk’s Curly Kids

KK’s are a beautiful range of dolls with natural kinky hair which emphasis on positive reflections of natural beauty for children everywhere.

Little Flower Dolls

The Little Flower Doll comes with three chapter books telling an inspirational story about Civil Rights and ending bullying.


“I must say, I find that girl utterly delightful. Flat as a board, enormous birthmark the shape of Mexico over half her face, sweating for hours on end in that sweltering kitchen, while Mendl, genius though he is, looms over her like a hulking gorilla. Yet without question, without fail, always and invariably, she’s exceedingly lovely.”

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) dir. Wes Anderson


This is the first time that we really get to see him delve into this serious relationship. And I think Elijah, suprisingly, rises to the occasion. It’s a lot of fun to watch him become a human. He’s been fun and mean and hopefully funny, but we haven’t really seen him with a full deck of emotion. So this season has been a real joy to get to do, because I get to scream and cry and yell and all the fun stuff that actors like to do. [x]

a rabbit hands me a blood-painted rose
& i follow the darkness down the hole
(i’m warning you, alice, they’ll steal your soul
it’s all hallucinations; you’ll soon enough know)

my mind is void of destination
but the cat smiles like it’s a delight.
(mad girl, sad girl, you’ll be fine;
dreams of wonderland cloud your eyes.
keep your pills close and say goodbye,
for what was wrong is now right.)

mad hatter, mad hatter, have my heart;
it’s a psychedelic work of art.
i’m falling in love & feeding on cake,
dancing forever across the line
between freedom & oblivion.

—  alice is perfectly content here | fairytale musingsnicole s.