Waterstones Birmingham is delighted to welcome Tomi Adeyemi, Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené in-store for an inspirational in-conversation event, chaired by Victoria Sanusi (iNews Digital Culture Editor)
Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Children of Blood and Bone - an epic fantasy with an eye toward the reality of contemporary racial and socioeconomic power dynamics, drawing upon West African history and mythology to tell a story of characters contending with colour, status and they want to be defined in a culture of fear.
After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When she’s not working on her novels or watching “Scandal,” she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing to her 4,500 subscribers at her website.
Yomi Adegoke is an award-nominated journalist and senior writer at The Pool. She writes about race, feminism, popular culture and how they intersect, as well as class and politics. In 2013 she founded Birthday Magazine, a publication aimed at black teenage girls.
Elizabeth Uviebinené is a Marketing Manager at a leading global brand. She graduated from Warwick University in 2013 with a Politics and International relations degree and specialises in creating marketing campaigns that are both culturally progressive and commercially impactful.
From education, to work, to dating, to representation, money and health, Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible explores the uniquely challenging experiences black British women face every day, and offers advice and encouragement on how to navigate them. Yomi and Elizabeth combine their own experiences with interviews with some of the UK’s most successful black women, including BAFTA award-winning director Amma Asante, bestselling author journalist and broadcaster Afua Hirsch, Dawn Butler MP and VOGUE Publishing Director Vanessa Kingori.
Tickets cost £3 , redeemable against a purchase of either book on the night.