Loud Black Girls
Yomi Adegoke, Elizabeth Uviebinene
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An important and timely anthology of black British writing, edited and curated by the authors of the highly acclaimed, ground-breaking Slay In Your Lane. Slay in Your Lane Presents: Loud Black Girls features essays from the diverse voices of twenty established and emerging black British writers.
‘I so enjoyed stepping inside the minds of these younger women who have so much to say, so much to express, so much to challenge’ Bernardine Evaristo, Booker Prize winning author of Girl, Woman, Other
Being a loud black girl isn’t about the volume of your voice; and using your voice doesn’t always mean speaking the loudest or dominating the room. Most of the time it’s simply existing as your authentic self in a world that is constantly trying to tell you to minimise who you are.
Now that we’ve learnt how to Slay in our Lanes, what’s next?
Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene, authors of the acclaimed Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible, invite the next generation of black women in Britain – authors, journalists, actors, activists and artists – to explore what it means to them to exist in these turbulent times.
From assessing the cultural impact of Marvel’s Black Panther, to celebrating activism in local communities. From asking how we can secure the bag while staying true to our principles, or how we can teach our daughters to own their voices, to reclaiming our culinary heritage, the essays in Loud Black Girls offer funny touching and ultimately insightful perspectives on the question of ‘What’s Next?’
Foreword by Bernardine Evaristo
Praise for Loud Black Girls: 'A refreshingly honest, thought-provoking, and galvanising set of ideas from some of the smartest cultural thinkers of our generation - I only wish this book had been around a decade ago' Otegha Uwagba, author of Little Black Book 'Bursting with creative energy, intellectual firepower, cultural awareness, pride and joy. These Loud Black Girls voices are music to my ears' Rachel Edwards, author of Darling '20 incisive, timely essays by noteworthy Black British women' Stylist Praise for Slay In Your Lane: 'This book is a gift for anyone who wants to better understand what Black women and girls are up against - and the tremendous resources they draw upon as they make their way in the world' Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org 'Slay In Your Lane is a brilliant book about what it is like to be a woman, black and a Londoner in 2018. Everyone should read it' Sadiq Khan 'A cultural landmark... This book is as much a rallying cry to black women across the British Isles as it is a solid foundation for serious discussions about modern race relations.' Daily Telegraph 'A prime example of how straightforward it should be to provide representation for young black girls' Vice 'Outspoken new role models for the next generation of black women ... I imagine its intended audience will devour it whole. But it deserves to be widely read' Janice Turner, The Times 'An inspirational guide to life for the modern British black woman' Elle
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