Cozy up to a book this Women’s History Month.
Chidera Eggerue – Also known as The Slumflower’s first book. What A Time To Be Alone, was released in 2018. Described as a “millennial mastermind” by Elle Magazine. The body activist is gracing our bookshelves once more with her second book, How To Get Over A Boy. Bursting with bright colours and illustrations, she is teaching girls everywhere how to choose themselves over every man that walks in or out of their lives.
Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené – Following the success of their debut book Slay In Your Lane: A Black Girl’s Bible. Authors Yomi and Elizabeth have announced that they will be coming out this year with Slay In Your Lane presents Loud Black Girls. The book will contain a series of essays by black British writers on what the future holds for Black British women in post-Brexit England.
Namina Forna – Namina Forna is a young adult novelist and screenwriter, originally from Sierra Leona, West Africa. Enter the universe of a 16-year old called Denka, who lives in an ancient West Africa world where the worth of a woman is tied to her purity. Available to purchase now an amazon, step into an immersive feminist fantasy series this woman’s history month with The Gilded Ones.
Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi – This dynamic duo were published by Stormzy’s Penguin Random House imprint #Merky Books in 2019. They wrote an honest account of the experience at Cambridge University. Exploring the lack of diversity in higher education, relationships, and mental health. Taking Up Space is the perfect book for sixth-form students, applying for University this year. Described by Ore Ogunbiyi as “A letter to my fresher self”.
Bolu Babalola – Love in Colour is an exciting Summer read to look forward to, Bolu Babalola retells classic love stories with a twist. Turning the traditional tropes of love and romance on their heads. Babalola re-works tales of magic, mythology and traditional Nigerian folktales for the modern woman. Pre-order now on Amazon.
- Chidera Eggerue – What A Time To Be Alone
- Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené – Slay In Your Lane: A Black Girl’s Bible.
- Namina Forna – The Gilded Ones.
- Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi – Taking Up Space
- Bolu Babalola – Love in Colour
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