Slay in Your Lane Presents: Loud Black Girls

Elizabeth Uviebinené, Yomi Adegoke

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256 pages | first published 2020

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 over twenty established and emerging black British writers.

In Loud Black Girls, the authors of Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible, Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené, ask black British female writers to focus on what happens next? – what does the future hold in the uncertain post-Brexit world of Donald Trump and the rise of the far right, where there is also more opportunity for black woman to thrive than there has ever been before?

Despite young black women reading more than any other ethnic group in the UK, they are still largely invisible as published authors. Loud Black Girls seeks to change that by giving black women a voice and a platform. Readers can expect frank, funny and fearless contributions about what matters to black women today, from a range of prominent voices. The book features a contribution by the winner of the submission competition, an introduction by Yomi and Elizabeth, and a foreword by Bernadine Evaristo.

Essays from: Yemisi Adegoke, Paula Akpan, Sheila Atim, Siana Bangura, Jendella Benson, Candice Brathwaite, Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, Toni-Blaze Ibekwe, Neo Jessica Johnson (Nao), Kuchenga, Temi Mwale, Eunice Olumide, Abiola Oni, Phoebe Parke, Princess Peace, Fiona Rutherford, Kuba Shand-Baptiste, Sophia Thakur and Selina Thompson

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