7 days of nominations! 7 days of voting!
And now we have a winner for the first book of 2021.
The Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for January 2021 is Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené
Take a minute to see what this book is all about.
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.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Yomi Adegoke is a multi-award-winning journalist and author. She writes about race, feminism, popular culture, and how they intersect, as well as class and politics. She has worked at ITN, Channel 4 News, and The Pool as a senior writer and freelanced for Vogue, the Guardian, and The Independent amongst others. In 2018 she was listed as one of the most influential people in London by the Evening Standard. She was awarded journalist of the year by the Woman In Africa awards, named a Marie Claire Future Shaper, and was awarded the Groucho Maverick
Elizabeth Uviebinené is an award-winning Marketing Manager from London. A natural in creative storytelling and idea generation, with a passion for brands, Elizabeth creates marketing campaigns that are culturally progressive and commercially impactful. In 2018, Elizabeth was recognized by The Dots as a woman redefining the creative industry and awarded a Rising Star in the PR, Communications and Marketing industry by WeAreTheCity.
Buy the Book
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Congratulations Yomi and Elizabeth for being the winner of January’s book of the month for 2021!
Feel free to leave comments below or at Goodreads.com. We are looking forward to hearing what you all think of this month’s selection.
Keep the pages turning ladies.
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