Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible

Elizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke

‘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.

Reviews of Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible

    • Winner of the Groucho Maverick Award
    • Winner of Marie Claire Future Shapers Award
    • Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Award
    • ‘This book will have a profound impact on the way we discuss race and women’ Dolly Alderton
    • ‘Fantastic’ Diane Abbott
    • ‘These two remarkable women took the kickass step of writing their own rulebook’ Deborah Frances-White
    • ‘Elizabeth and Yomi offer wisdom and encouragement to a rising generation of Black female leaders’ Sheryll Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org
    • ‘Like talking to a very intelligent, articulate and hilarious girlfriend’ Roundtable Magazine
    • ‘Wise, witty and insightful’ Emerald Street
    • ‘An inspirational guide to life for the modern British black woman’ Elle
    • ‘Super-smart, exuberant manifesto’ ES Magazine
    • ‘Stlyish, sassy and funny’ Metro
    • ‘Magnificent’ Emma Gannon
    • ‘The most engaging analysis ever to have reached publication of why it is that black British women still feel “tattooed with our otherness”’ Daily Telegraph
    • ‘It is neither a sermon nor an indictment, but the passionate making of a case. A highly effective one’ Sunday Times Culture, Book of the Week
    • ‘The synthesis of a thousand conversations about how to navigate career, love, family, racism, and unattainable beauty ideals as a black British woman’ The Times