Keisha The Sket (Hardback)Jade LB (author)
Published as a book for the first time, this dynamic coming-of-age story and online sensation chronicles the charismatic Keisha as she navigates love, ambition and the challenges and dreams of her inner-city community.
Where were you when Keisha the Sket first broke the internet?
Keisha is a girl from the ends, sharp, feisty and ambitious; she's been labelled 'top sket' but she's making it work. When childhood crush and long-time admirer, Ricardo, finally wins her over, Keisha has it all: power, a love life and the chance for stability. But trauma comes knocking and with it a whirlwind of choices that will define what kind of a woman she truly wants to be.
Told with the heart and soul of the inner city, with an unforgettable heroine, Keisha the Sket is a revelation of the true, raw, arousing and tender core of British youth culture.
In print for the first time, Keisha the Sket has lived in the phones and websites of fans for decades and this timeless coming of age story is not just a word-of-mouth sensation but also a British classic in the making. Complete with essays from esteemed contemporary writers Candice Carty-Williams, Caleb Femi and others, this is the complete and defining edition with edits and additional content from the author, perfect for readers - existing and new - to read and fall in love with over and over again.
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 498 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 35 mm
Our literary foremother. * Candice Carty-Williams *
Keisha the Sket accidentally decolonised literature. * Black Ballad *
'Reading Keisha the Sket as an adult makes me swoon at the richness of its nostalgia. * Caleb Femi *
British answer to Gossip Girl. * Dazed *
Keisha the Sket has united a nation and rebirthed a generation of readers who were gripped by the tale of a 'top sket'. * The Face *
Keisha The Sket feels like an old friend. * Tolly T *
A raw portrayal of teenage lust. * The Observer *
A cultural phenomenon. * Rolling Stone Magazine *
I'm not sure if we knew it at the time, but KTS was decolonising and demystifying literature for a generation. * Theresa Ikoko *
The erotic romance thriller. * Vogue *
A piece of literary genius. * Complex *
Keisha did it first. * Candice Braithwaite *
A crucial part of British literature. * Bolu Babalola *
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“Educational and inspirational nostalgia hit”
Reading this book was my first introduction to Keisha, and I am so glad to have met her. I was a little too young (and too far from London) to have read KTS when it first made the rounds but reading this book took me... More
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