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What a Time to Be Alone

Narrated by: Chidera Eggerue
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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Summary

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

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

"The Millennial Mastermind." (ELLE)

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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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  • 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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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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beautiful and enlightening!

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

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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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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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I love Chidera Eggerue’s message

This would of been a great book for my younger self. It wasn’t so much a story or anything like that, more like life lessons and things to consider regarding relationships. I love what Chidera Eggerue is doing at the moment and I love the messages and awareness she is putting out there.

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revolutionary

the most inspiring, breath of fresh air, she understands everything I've ever questioned about myself/life.
this book has awoken me to so much about my life style and habits.
🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

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Everyone should read this

Loved it..every child, teenager and adult can take something away from her words..excellent

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Straight facts you never even thought of before

Feeling like you're alone can be horrible. This helped me a lot.

Thank you :)

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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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  • Kimana King
  • 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
  • 09-02-20

A must listen!!!

Appreciated this listen, Chidera’s approach to self love is inspiring and motivating for 2020! I’ve listened to this audible twice through now.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-01-20

Timely & On Point

I really enjoyed listening to this book. I’m a single female, I’m 27, and just moved out of the country for the first time in life. I am going through a season of expected & unexpected changes. Uncertainty is a consistent player in my life at the moment. This book was recommended to me by another 20 something friend going through her own self love journey. She said this was a great first book as she began her journey. I can see why. It’s straight and to the point while covering multiple topics of self doubt, forgiveness of others and oneself, loneliness, etc. A previous reviewer stated this book was for the 20 something crowd and I would say they are partially correct. It can also be for anyone who wants a more straight to the point reading and is in a transition of self but needs help processing/coping. If you’re someone who is trying to figure themselves and life out, this book can get you started.

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  • gary
  • 17-01-20

Inspiring

I loved this book because it reminded me of things I had forgotten regarding myself worth. I look forward to having my friends read / listen to this book as well!

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  • yomi okunola
  • 18-12-19

Very remedial

This book felt like a bunch of affirmations and would possobly be good for someone early in their self improvement journey.

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  • Shaila Yuman
  • 05-12-19

More than worth it!

Seriously wonderful. Concise and powerful. I love this book a lot. It’s an easy listen but also impactful. A good audiobook to come back to regularly.

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  • Febeh Acho
  • 05-11-19

Mandatory read

This book should be read by every woman and man because we all need to hear what Chidera has to say.

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  • Christen Marie Smith
  • 30-09-19

Amazing book, I would highly recommend this book.

I loved this book, really informative and helpful when your going through some struggles.

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  • BOLDJournal
  • 27-09-19

It was worth the listen. way to go!

Listening to this book has good tweetable gems. It was what I thought it would be for the purpose that I intended to listen to it for.