Fought over by nine separate publishers and described as ‘arguably the book of 2018’, Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené offer an inspirational, honest and provocative take on navigating the map of life as black women, telling an important story that should be heard by everyone who wants their own version of success.
Comprised of stories from their own experiences and interviews with dozens of the most successful women in Britain, including Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis, author Malorie Blackman and Dawn Butler MP, this inspirational and honest book explores everything from education, to work, dating, money and health, offering encouragement and advice along the way.
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.
Elizabeth Uviebinené is an award-winning Marketing Manager from London who creates campaigns that are culturally progressive and commercially impactful. In 2018, Elizabeth was recognised by The Dots as a woman redefining the creative industry.
This event will be chaired by award-winning journalist, writer and critic Anita Sethi who has written for publications including the Guardian and Observer, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, the i paper, Granta, Times Literary Supplement, among others and appeared on BBC Radio. She has been published in several anthologies and is forthcoming in the books Women on Nature edited by Katharine Norbury and Common People edited by Kit de Waal. She has interviewed many writers, musicians and artists and appeared at festivals in the UK and around the world. She is a Judge of the Costa Book Awards 2018. Website: www.anitasethi.com
Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinené