Speaking for Ourselves

Top BME Authors to Look Out For in 2018

Top BME Authors to Look Out For in 2018


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 Migrant Voice - Top BME Authors to Look Out For in 2018


A look at 2018’s upcoming releases by Black and Ethnic Minority authors who explore issues of race, idetntify and migration


Tagged as the ‘Black Girl’s Bible’;  ‘Slay in Your Lane’ is inspired by the many black women who despite facing hardships in all walks of life worked their way to success and paved the way for others to follow.

‘The love child of exasperation and optimism’, Slay in Your Lane springs from best friends Yomi and Elizabeth’s search for a book that would address the uniquely challenging experiences faced by black women today.


This documentary like fiction is based on three boys growing up on a London council estate and follows their lives over 48 hours as furious rioting ensues after the killing of a British soldier.

The story questions and explores the meaning of race and identity. ‘A timely read, addressing the urgent questions of our divided society.’ Metro


A crises of identity or ignorance of reality, Afua Hirsch question the meaning of Britishness, its past and present in a personal investigative journey about race, identity and belonging.

‘You’re British. Your parents are British. You were raised in Britain. Your partner, your children and most of your friends are British. So why do people keep asking you where you are from?’


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