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, Salon.com, 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.
In-studio appearance with host Anita Rani and fellow guest Tameka Smith.
Article on Russell Brand and talking to boys about consent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Profile in the Indianapolis Recorder for Bringing Up Race.
Daily Mail, The Telegraph, LBC etc
My 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, authors 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.
Announcement of Bringing Up Race publication in major trade magazine.
MORE ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS (SELECT LIST)
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 Uju Asika
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