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Uju Asika (@BabesaboutTown) is a multi-award nominated blogger, speaker, screenwriter, creative consultant and writing mentor. She is the author of Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World, the picture book A World for Me and You, and her latest book Raising Boys Who Do Better: A Hopeful Guide for a New Generation. Uju’s work has featured widely e.g. Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, BBC Radio 2 (Good Morning Sunday), BBC Woman’s Hour, the Evening Standard, The Observer, BBC Radio London,, The Guardian, Time Out and several anthologies. She is booked frequently for speaking appearances and consulting work. Read more About Uju and find out about some upcoming Events.

Media Highlights

The Green Parent December 2023
The Green Parent

Cover feature and interview on Raising Boys Who Do Better.

Raising Boys on Brittle Paper 100 Notable African Books 2023
Brittle Paper

Raising Boys Who Do Better makes 100 Notable African Books 2023 list.

Vuelio Top 20 Parenting Blogs 2023

Uju’s blog Babes About Town ranked 5th on Top 20 UK Parenting Blogs 2023.

Woman’s Hour

In-studio appearance with host Anita Rani and fellow guest Tameka Smith.

Marie Claire

Article on Russell Brand and talking to boys about consent.

Evening Standard

Notable mention for Bringing Up Race: Best New Books of September 2020.

The Observer New Review

Cover feature interview on raising boys by Tom Lamont.

Good Housekeeping

Interview feature on talking to kids about race.

Gretchen Rubin blog

Author Q&A on Gretchen Rubin’s award-winning website.

Brave New Girl podcast

Interviewed by host Lou Hamilton on raising boys outside the Man Box.

A Conversation About Boys

Online panel with bestselling authors Eve Rodsky & Sonora Jha.

Top 10 UK Mum Blogs

Uju’s blog ranked as Top 10 UK Mum Blog & Top 10 London Lifestyle Blog.

Brittle Paper

Raising Boys Who Do Better featured as one of 41 African Page Turners

The Guardian Book Quiz

Bernadine Evaristo’s cheeky clue in The Guardian Christmas quiz.

Two Lit Chicks

Guest spot on Book Bites Wednesday podcast and the Friday Book Quiz.

Publishers Weekly

Bringing Up Race earns a *Starred Review* on its North American debut.

BBC Radio London with Sunny & Shay

One of multiple spots on Sunny & Shay’s Late Review and Shay’s School Run.

Not Another Mummy Podcast

Interviewed by Alison Perry on one of the UK’s top parenting podcasts.

Dear Patriarchy podcast

Talking about boys and anti-racist parenting.

Happiful Magazine

“Every Conversation Needs Kindness” – interview feature.

The Midpoint with Gabby Logan podcast

Guest expert on raising boys in episode with TV presenter Alex Jones.

Fox Soul TV

Interview on The Book of Sean show, one of several US media slots.

Big Issue North

Opinion piece on release of A World for Me and You.

The Puberty Podcast

Interview on top US parenting podcast for Raising Boys Who Do Better.

Good Morning Sunday

Bringing Up Race discussed on Good Morning Sunday.

Brittle Paper feature

Review feature on Bringing Up Race (North American edition).

School for Mothers podcast

Featured guest on popular UK parenting podcast The School for Mothers.

Indianapolis Recorder

Profile in the Indianapolis Recorder for Bringing Up Race.

Daily Mail, The Telegraph, LBC etc

Uju’s BBC piece on talking to kids about race causes a bit of a right-wing stir.

Joy Cho – Oh Joy!

Bringing Up Race spotlighted by major US blogger, author and influencer.

High Life North

Special feature on “How To Discuss Race with Children”.

All The Small Things Podcast

Guest appearance on popular podcast hosted by influencer Venetia La Manna.

BBC Tiny Happy People

Article by Uju on Talking to Young Kids About Race and Religion.

BookPage – America’s Book Review

Another *Starred Review* for the North American edition of Bringing Up Race.

The Quiet Life Podcast

Interviewed by host Michael Wong on the UK release of Bringing Up Race.

The Bookseller

Announcement of Bringing Up Race publication in major trade magazine.


Mainstream & Digital Media

London Evening Standard: Best Children’s Books for Black History Month
Marie Claire: 7 Conversations to Have With Your Child About Race
Islington Gazette: Most Popular Baby Names
Dark Hues Magazine Chats with Babes About Town
Your Teen Magazine on Talking to Teens About Race
Brittle Paper Magazine Q&A Feature
The Afropean: Extract from Bringing Up Race
Mater Mea: Extract from Bringing Up Race
Mama Glow: Extract from Bringing Up Race
Fatherly: Extract from Bringing Up Race
Armadillo Magazine Picture Book Review
We Made A Wish magazine feature on A World for Me And You
Five Dials Literary Magazine: IC3 at 20

Blogs, Newsletters & Social Media

Honest Mum Q&A on Raising Boys Who Do Better
The Parent Practice: How Not To Raise a Chauvinist
Oh Joy! feature on Diverse Picture Books
The Tall Tales: Q&A with Uju Asika
BritMums: Talking to Uju Asika, Author of Bringing Up Race
No Mum is An Island: I’ve Been Blogging for 10 Years But I Still Love It
Write Like a Mother: Q&A with Uju Asika
Big Fish Little Fish: How to Talk to Kids About Race + Antiracist Playlist
It Had To Be You: Q&A with Uju Asika (September Book of the Month)
Elspells Book Blog: Bringing Up Race Review
NaNoWriMo Blog: 5 Lessons I Learned Writing a Book in a Pandemic
What She Says Project Q&A Feature
Vuelio London Influencer Q&A Feature
ResponseSource Journalist Q&A Feature
Federation of Children’s Book Groups Blog: Picture Book
London Mums Magazine Picture Book of the Month
Damesnet Book Review of Bringing Up Race
Is My Kid The Asshole Newsletter Q&A on Bringing Up Race

Podcasts & Online Chats

Instagram Live Chat with Natalie of @StyleMeSunday
Parent Guide to GCSE podcast
Brave New You Tribe podcast with Lou Hamilton
Lucky Things podcast (and MeetUp) with Sunita Harley
Come Wine With Me with Cee and Sareta 
Psychologies Magazine Facebook Live with Suzy Walker
School Should Be Podcast: Conversations About Race
Two Lit Chicks Book Bites Podcast with Julia Boggio
Writing Around the Kids podcast
The Write and Wrong podcast

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