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Slay In Your Lane by Yomi Adegoke, Elizabeth Uviebenene

Slay In Your Lane

The Black Girl Bible

Yomi Adegoke, Elizabeth Uviebenene

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Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5 Jul 2018
ISBN: 9780008235628

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.

1 Prize for Slay In Your Lane

The British Book Awards
2019 Shortlist: Non-Fiction Lifestyle Book of the Year

Alice O’Keeffe, Books Editor at The Bookseller, said: “Our shortlists this year took the judges from Georgian London to the Second World War to contemporary New York. There are books from exciting fresh voices at the very start of their career, contrasted with books from with well-established brand authors at the top of their game. These are the books that sum up 2018 but which, we think, will be read for years to come.”

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
30 Oct 2019

"Slay in Your Lane demonstrates how effective subtle forms of hostility can be. "

Slay in Your Lane demonstrates how effective subtle forms of hostility can be. Neglect is one form, and it may occur as early as primary school, where “low achievement among some black students is made worse because their teachers don’t actually expect them to succeed”, and so are less encouraging. Low self-esteem generally follows. The effects of unequal treatment manifest themselves in adulthood, the authors say, with the counter-balancing stereotype of the “strong black woman”, a fiercely independent and resourceful individual. The point is, such resourcefulness would not be required were institutions unbiased from the start. Adegoke and Uviebinené cite research into unconscious bias carried out by the psychologist Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, at Columbia University, to illustrate how black women are disproportionately overlooked for leadership positions.