An evening with Lola Akinmade Akerstrom and Nikki May
Saturday June 11th 5pm
Come and join us in our Brighton shop for an evening you won't forget.
Two amazing writers talking about their outstanding books and the incredible women in them.
Lola Akinmade Akerstrom -Nigerian-American and based in Sweden, an award winning author, speaker, and photographer. In addition to contributing to several books, she is the author of: Due North and bestselling LAGOM: Swedish Secret of Living Well, available in 18 foreign language editions. She has been recognized with multiple awards for her work, including 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year Bill Muster Award, and she was honoured with a MIPAD 100 (Most Influential People of African Descent) Award within media and culture in 2018. Her photography is represented by National Geographic Image Collection. Lola is also the editor of Slow Travel Stockholm, an online magazine dedicated to exploring Sweden's capital city in depth.
In Every Mirror She's Black - The authentic and insightful story of Kemi, Brittany-Rae and Muna,three Black women and their everyday experiences living in Stockholm, a predominantly white city. Three Black women. Three everyday lives. There is no one way to be Black.
Nikki May - Born in Bristol and raised in Lagos, Nikki May is Nigerian-British. At twenty, she dropped out of medical school, moved to London, and began a career in advertising, going on to run a successful agency. Nikki lives in Dorset with her husband and two standard Schnauzers.
Wahala- A darkly comic and bitingly subversive take on love, race and family, Wahala will have you laughing, crying and gasping in horror. Boldly political about class, colorism and cooking, here is a truly inclusive tale that will speak to anyone who has ever cherished friendship, in all its forms.