This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

Trustpilot
MENU
Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible [9780008235628]

(1 review) Write a Review

** Winner of the 2018 Groucho Club Maverick Award **

FEATURED IN THE OBSERVER'S 18 FOR 2018

The long-awaited, inspirational guide to life for a generation of black British women inspired to make lemonade out of lemons, and find success in every area of their lives.

Observer's 18 for 2018: the talent and trends tipped for the top

Elle's 12 addictive books you have to read to get through in 2018

Metro's best new books you have to get through in 2018

BBC's hotly anticipated debut authors for 2018

Black women in 2018 are well past making waves - we're currently creating something of a tsunami. From authors to politicians, to entrepreneurs to artists, black women in the UK continue to thrive against all odds and well outside of the world's expectations. Women who look like us, grew up in similar places to us, talk like us, are shaping almost every societal sector, from the bottom and, finally, from all the way up at the top.

Black women today are facing uniquely challenging experiences in all aspects of their lives. Yet when best friends Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene searched for a book that addressed these challenges they realised none existed. So Slay in Your Lane - the lovechild of exasperation and optimism - was born.

From education, to work, to dating, to representation, money and health, this inspirational, honest and provocative Black Girl Bible explores the ways in which being black and female affects each of these areas - and offers advice and encouragement on how to navigate them.

Illustrated with stories from Elizabeth and Yomi's own lives, and from interviews with dozens of the most successful black women in Britain - including Amma Asante, Charlene White, Jamelia, Denise Lewis, Malorie Blackman and Dawn Butler MP - Slay in Your Lane recognizes and celebrates the strides black women have already made, whilst providing practical advice and inspiration for those who want to do the same and forge a better, visible future.


AUTHOR:

Yomi Adegoke is an award-winning journalist and senior writer at The Pool. She writes about race, feminism, popular culture and how they intersect, as well as class and politics. In 2013 she founded Birthday Magazine, a publication aimed at black teenage girls and this year was listed as one of the 200 Women Redefining the Creative Industry by The Dots. She was also named as a 'frontline pioneer' bringing the fight to 'a new generation' by the Evening Standard.

Elizabeth Uviebinene is a Marketing Manager at a leading global brand. She graduated from Warwick University in 2013 with a Politics and International relations degree and specialises in creating marketing campaigns that are both culturally progressive and commercially relevant.

more
less
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £16.99
£10.18
(You save £6.81 )
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Add to Wish List
SKU:
9780008235628
ISBN13:
9780008235628
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Author:
Yomi Adegoke
Publisher:
Fourth Estate Ltd
Publication:
05-Jul-2018
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
384
Weight:
558 Grams
  • 4
    Accessible and powerful

    Posted by Lucy H on 6th Jul 2018

    This is a clear-eyed unflinching look at the exhausting, demoralising, seemingly endless challenges facing black women in their daily lives, simply because they are black women. From school and family, through University then out into the working world, the weight of expectation - both good and bad - is huge. There are coping strategies, humour, irritation, resignation and some anger in every chapter, but I never felt that the authors strayed into pathos or self-pity.

    The writing is effective and engaging, drawing the reader in immediately. There are plentiful anecdotes, quotes and interviews from a range of women which add to the chatty readability of the book.

    At no point did I feel harangued or lectured, even when picking up on one or two "microaggressions" I have carried out in the past: unthinkingly commenting on a black colleague's new hairstyle where I wouldn't have mentioned a white colleague's, for example. I will not do so again, and was left feeling retrospectively mortified for my own ignorance.

    A minor irritation - the authors refer back and forth to other chapters and sections as if they are presenting a lecture, or writing a dissertation, which I found distracting. It felt rather self-conscious and forced, and interrupted the flow of the narrative for me.

    That aside, it is a well-written book which provides insight into a set of experiences I have never shared, and given me a lot to think about for the future.

    Anyone who is remotely interested in feminism, society and race (ie pretty much anyone, I hope!) ought to read this.

What a Time to be Alone: The Slumflower's guide to why you are already enough cover photo

What a Time to be Alone: The Slumflower's guide to why you are already enough [9781787132115]

In What A Time To Be Alone, The Slumflower will be your life guru, confidante and best friend. She'll show you that being alone is not just okay: it's…

rrp: £12.99
£8.37
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Sleeper's Castle cover photo

Sleeper's Castle [9780007513192]

The Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. Two women, centuries apart. Linked in a place haunted by its history ...Separated by more than six hundred years …

£8.54
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman cover photo

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman [9781471171765]

**A Stylist Book Club pick** 'In a time when women are under constant attack, I am so grateful for Anne Helen Petersen's sharp and topical book. Peter…

rrp: £12.99
£12.88
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
Sing, Unburied, Sing: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 cover photo

Sing, Unburied, Sing: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 [9781408890967]

LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2017 ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2017 SELECTED AS A BOO…

rrp: £8.99
£8.44
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race cover photo

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race [9781408870587]

FOYLES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR BLACKWELL'S NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR …

rrp: £8.99
£5.43
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible cover photo

Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible [9780008306304]

The long-awaited, inspirational guide to life for a generation of black British women inspired to make lemonade out of lemons, and find success in eve…

rrp: £9.99
£6.58
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Sale
The Stranger on the Bridge: My Journey from Despair to Hope cover photo

The Stranger on the Bridge: My Journey from Despair to Hope [9781509846429]

In 2008, twenty year-old Jonny Benjamin stood on Waterloo Bridge, about to jump. A stranger saw his distress and stopped to talk with him - a decision…

rrp: £16.99
£9.86
Now: £6.65
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Skin in the Game cover photo

Skin in the Game [9780241247471]

The bestselling author of The Black Swan and 'the hottest thinker in the world' (Sunday Times) is back with a book challenging many of our long-held b…

rrp: £20.00
£11.69
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.

Slash: The Autobiography [9780007257775]

It seems excessive...but that doesn't mean it didn't happen. The mass of black curls. The top hat. The cigarette dangling from pouty lips. These are t…

rrp: £9.99
£9.49
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
Simon's Cat: In Kitten Chaos: Book 3 cover photo

Simon's Cat: In Kitten Chaos: Book 3 [9780857860781]

Like all great cartoon creations, from Peanuts to Asterix, from Garfield to Tintin, Simon's Cat has continued to evolve by introducing new characters …

rrp: £12.99
£9.06
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days