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One of VOGUE's 6 Female Writers to Read in 2018

It's not always easy to find self-worth in a world that seems obsessed with telling us we're not good enough. Empowering, intimate and full of heart, this highly anticipated debut audiobook from the online sensation 'The Slumflower', aka Chidera Eggerue, the unstoppable force behind the groundbreaking movement #SAGGYBOOBSMATTER, is essential listening for all young women. It's time to take charge of your life.

In What a Time to Be Alone, The Slumflower will be your life guru, confidante and best friend. She'll show you that being alone is not just okay: it's just about the best freaking thing that's ever happened to you. As she says, 'You're bad as hell and you were made with intention.' It's about time you realised. Peppered with insightful Igbo proverbs from Chidera's Nigerian mother and narrated by the author, this audiobook will help you to navigate the modern world. We can all decide our own fates, and Chidera shows us how, using a three-part approach filled with sass, wisdom and charm.

Learn how to celebrate you - decide your self-worth, take time to heal and empower yourself in this messy world.

Don't worry about them - avoid other people's demons and realize that everyone is protecting themselves from something - no matter how aggressive their method.

Feel the togetherness in US - sustain and grow healthy relationships and avoid toxicity in your friendships.

Own your story. Create your own narrative. Listen to this audiobook. #WATTBA

©2018 Chidera Eggerue (P)2019 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Categorically one of the coolest women in Britain." (Cosmopolitan)

"The Millennial Mastermind." (ELLE)

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  • 16-02-19

great great great

loved it, finished with ease. will read many times I'm sure. recommended for anyone. Africa stand up!

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Everything I needed to hear

This is a book that spoke to me like a good friend who wants to See me shine but sees me doing too much for others. I read it twice. Will read it again and again. I will also pass it on but make my friends buy it so my queen can get her coin!!!

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Although there are many valid points, not sure

I would honestly say that this book has so many encouraging and motivational points, however there are some slightly narcissistic undertones in this which one should be careful and aware of when reading. Honestly I would say that this is a social problem more than just this author however I felt uncomfortable with some of the messages that were put across in this book.

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Breakup

Listened to it while going through a very hard breakup. Her words are so powerful, helpful and I've gotten so many insights from it. Thank you Chidera for spreading the word.

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So many Pearl's of wisdom

Concise but bursting with timeless wisdom. Will definitely be relistening soon & also recommending to my friends & my niece. A beautiful coming of age book or an affirming life refresh. I think this is one of those books that I will get something different from each time I listen to it.

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beautiful and enlightening!

I feel empowered and confidence. beautifully read and so many wise words to take on board.

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Empowering and bold!

Loved the honestly and delivery of the author, would recommend this book. Fantastic quick listen and she doesn't mess about trying to fill the space. I loved that she spoke the proverbs and then translated it.

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Felt like talking to a best friend.

I loved ever part of the book. Felt like talking to a best friend. Reminded me of things I forgot about about myself

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Such a good read (listen)

I really liked this audio book, the voice was beautiful. all the pointers was correct, I felt like she was speaking to me. I wanted to read before I bought it for my daughter who's 18, I will definitely be buying the physical copy. such a good eye opener for the young queens out there and adults. Well done to the author x

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fab little book

A good little book for some straight to the point real talk. no beating around the Bush. Gives you so good things to think about.

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  • 18-04-19

LOVE IT!!

Young Miss Chidera is the wise, reasonable friend I wish I had 15 years ago. Is this book full of common sense? Maybe? Can you find similar information elsewhere? Yes. But if you've ever experienced trauma, common sense isn't and the theory of self-care from other sources may not be accessible, so this book, be it audible, ebook, or hard copy, and the Slumflower Twitter and Instagram pages are a good place to start piecing yourself back together. Especially if you don't have access to a mental health care practitioner or are not in a place where searching for one will be productive. I thank her truly for putting herself out there, taking abuse from online jerks who seek to diminish her, and sharing her insights, becoming a gateway to getting folks to know ourselves more honestly.

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  • 26-04-20

Author appears very bias toward certain races

I was expecting to hear about fixing self-confidence and becoming more independent. However, the author threw in numerous snip bits about race, white privilege, and bias toward even the police. I was very unsatisfied and upset that I spent my money on this book :(...

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  • 14-08-19

I feel so valid!!

Honestly I was expecting to hear something new and mind blowing but it wasn't intense at all. It made me hold myself accountable in the most gentle way possible. Now, I feel more secure about recent decisions I've made in an effort to live a happy life. Thank you so much for this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-01-21

Amazing audio/book

This was just so beautiful, speechless! 10/10, i need to get the hard copy now lol

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-01-21

Good Advice

There are def a bunch of self care gems in here. Defiantly worth the listen

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  • Dyamand Burns
  • 10-12-20

I’m a huge fan

I really enjoyed listening to this, I feel like it was exactly what I needed right on time. I’ll most likely listen again in my car when I’m driving or when I start my day. Black Women please buy this is for you!

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  • 10-12-20

Life-changing, Fresh and Original

The most healing book for women. I can't say how much I enjoy this book - listened multiple times. Eggerue truly does become your best friend as she reminds you of all the reasons to love yourself and want the best for yourself - as well as dealing with people who don't get it. Filled with compassion and quotes that hit you with intense clarity - that's the power of Eggerue's writing and her soothing voice. highly recommend! a book that sticks with you for years! I saw a huge improvement in my life afterwards

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-20

Read it!

Loved this book! This book was exactly what I needed. I am defiantly recommend this book to my girlfriends.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-11-20

Everyone needs to read this

What a dope book that helped me navigate some hard times. Such amazing insight! Something I will listen to often to remind myself of what I’m working towards! So so sooooo good!

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  • nya stewart
  • 05-09-20

Loved it

I liked it wish it was longer because it had good things to keep in mind when dealing with outer I’m here for it ‼️‼️‼️‼️!!!!