Loud Black Girls: 20 Black Women Writers Ask: What’s Next?

Elizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke

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 Uviebinené, 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

Reviews of Loud Black Girls: 20 Black Women Writers Ask: What’s Next?

    • Praise for Loud Black Girls:
    • ‘Full of gems … Read it to understand the fears, obsessions and cherished beliefs of a generation of writers who are determined to be heard’ Observer
    • ‘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
    • ‘It’s a fantastic collection of essays by emerging and established Black female writers who put forth insights, with wit and erudition, about a wide range of topics that affect their lives. Like all the best yuletide gifts, it’s original, it’s thoughtful and it positively sparkles’ Good Housekeeping
    • ‘20 incisive, timely essays by noteworthy Black British women’ Stylist
    • ‘A dynamic anthology of writing on the modern Black female experience’ Refinery 29
    • ‘Absolutely incredible’ Tinea Taylor
    • ‘Insightful, funny, heart warming and a must for your library’ Evening Standard
    • ‘Offering an important perspective on today’s world’ Cosmopolitan
    • ‘Moving and insightful’ Grazia