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“Timely and important.”

Evening Standard
*Best New Books September 2020*

“A necessary book for our times.”

Chika Unigwe,
award winning author of
On Black Sisters’ Street

“‘From the moment I picked up Bringing Up Race, I couldn’t put it down.”

Gretchen Rubin,
international bestselling author of The Happiness Project

“A must-read for parents, educators, and anyone looking to raise kinder children.”

Publisher’s Weekly
*Starred Review*

“Uju Asika is a special kind of writer.”

Bassey Ikpi,
New York Times bestselling author of I’m Telling the Truth But I’m Lying

“Funny, truthful, and full of profound insights.”

Courtia Newland, author of A River Called Time, Cosmogramma & screenwriter for Steve McQueen’s series Small Axe

Hi, I’m Uju. Author, Speaker & Creative writing Mentor.

New Book

“I am so grateful for this book. There is palpable love in it. Love with eyes wide open to the dangers our boys face in today’s world, and love leading to a better, kinder place. Uju Asika has done a lot of homework, culturally and historically, and through raising her boys, and I will implement her lessons with my own boys.”

Rob Delaney, comedian, actor, writer and Sunday Times bestselling author of A Heart That Works

Featured Books

Bringing Up Race (US)

North American edition, released May 2021 (author)

IC3: The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain

Landmark anthology, reissued in September 2021 (contributor)

Bringing Up Race

UK edition, released September 2020 (author)

Uju’s Picture Book

Imagine a world where everyone looks identical, where all food tastes the same, where we all speak the same language. Doesn’t that sound boring? This joyful picture book by Uju Asika and award-winning illustrator Jennie Poh offers a fun way to start important conversations about diversity, inclusion and empathy with younger kids.

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