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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.
‘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
‘Black women today are well past making waves – we’re currently creating something of a tsunami. Women who look like us, grew up in similar places to us, talk like us, are shaping almost every sector of society.’
From education to work to dating, this inspirational, honest and provocative book recognises and celebrates the strides black women have already made, while providing practical advice for those who want to do the same and forge a better, visible future.
Illustrated with stories from best friends Elizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke’s own lives, and using interviews with dozens of the most successful black women in Britain – including BAFTA Award-winning director Amma Asante, British Vogue publisher Vanessa Kingori and Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis – Slay In Your Lane is essential reading for a generation of black women inspired to find success in every area of their lives.
‘So many young women are looking for guidance as they navigate their personal and professional lives. With Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl's Bible, Elizabeth and Yomi offer wisdom and encouragement to a rising generation of Black female leaders, on everything from the basics of financial literacy to how to deal with micro-aggressions in the workplace. 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
‘A prime example of how straightforward it should be to provide representation for young black girls’ Vice
‘An inspirational guide to life for the modern British black woman’ Elle
'An essential read for black women who want their experiences validated and for young British teens to see the inspirational women who have come before them' Victoria Sanusi, iNews
‘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 as a middle-aged white woman, it made me realise I know more about Danish people from watching box sets than the inner lives of black people who share my city’ Janice Turner, The Times
‘An inspiring read’ Pheobe Hurst, The Pool
‘SIYL is an extremely important piece in black British sisterhood, because no one can talk to black women like black women’ Black Ballad
‘This book is such a brilliant insight into being a black woman in Britain – buy it to help the young black women in your life – and if you’re white, buy it so you know what we have to go through every day, because ignorance is a form of complicity’ Otegha Uwagba, author of Little Black Book
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Journalist Yomi Adegoke and former marketing manager Elizabeth Uviebinene were inspired to write after struggling to find themselves in the pages of business books. Their guide on the “unwritten rules” of getting ahead is an invaluable resource for women like themselves. Insightful and bravely optimistic, Slay in Your Lane offers practical solutions for everyday micro-invalidations, encourages confidence in future leaders, and shares deeply inspirational—and sometimes shocking—stories from some of Britain’s most successful black women. Essential reading, regardless of your race.