Even though I’ve contributed to several books over the years, welcome to my selection of books which I’ve authored so far. I would absolutely love you all to pick up a copy in support. Thanks so much and keep your lights shining brightly.
In Every Mirror She’s Black (IEMSB)
Shortlist – 2021 Outstanding Works of Literature (OWL) Award
Shortlist – Bad Form Book of the Year
“Beautifully complex and deftly drawn…In Every Mirror She’s Black is a sexy, surprising, searing debut about love, loss, desire, and the many dimensions of Black womanhood.”—Deesha Philyaw, 2020 National Book Award Finalist & award-winning author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
An arresting debut for anyone looking for insight into what it means to be a Black woman in the world.
Three Black women are linked in unexpected ways to the same influential white man in Stockholm as they build their new lives in the most open society run by the most private people.
Successful marketing executive Kemi Adeyemi is lured from the U.S. to Sweden by Jonny von Lundin, CEO of the nation’s largest marketing firm, to help fix a PR fiasco involving a racially tone-deaf campaign. A killer at work but a failure in love, Kemi’s move is a last-ditch effort to reclaim her social life.
A chance meeting with Jonny in business class en route to the U.S. propels former model-turned-flight-attendant Brittany-Rae Johnson into a life of wealth, luxury, and privilege—a life she’s not sure she wants—as the object of his unhealthy obsession.
And refugee Muna Saheed, who lost her entire family, finds a job cleaning the toilets at Jonny’s office as she works to establish her residency in Sweden and, more importantly, seeks connection and a place she can call home.
Told through the perspectives of each of the three women, In Every Mirror She’s Black is a fast-paced, richly nuanced yet accessible contemporary novel that touches on important social issues of racism, classism, fetishization, and tokenism, and what it means to be a Black woman navigating a white-dominated society.
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Published as a lead hardcover from Sourcebooks (Sep 7), Head of Zeus (Oct 28), and Parresia Publishers (Oct 18). Foreign rights (German). Film/TV rights (UTA).
Read my publication journey here.
LAGOM: SWEDISH SECRET OF LIVING WELL
International bestselling book currently available in 18 foreign language editions!
As the Swedish proverb goes, ‘Lagom är bäst‘ (The right amount is best).
Lagom sums up the Swedish psyche and is a way of living that promotes harmony. It celebrates fairness, moderation and being satisfied with what you’ve got. It’s not about having too little or too much but about fully inviting contentment into our lives.
Full of insights and beautiful photographs, this authentic guide will help you make small, simple changes to your every day life – whether that’s your diet, lifestyle, money, work or your home – so you can have a happier, more balanced way of living.
2018 Gold Winner for Best Travel Book – SATW Lowell Thomas Awards.
In the 1990s, I had an encounter with a book. A map. In a geography class in Nigeria. My eyes followed lines. Latitudes. Longitudes. The Greenwich Meridian. The Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. My eyes went north. They rested on a point at the very top of the world. “I will reach the North Pole,” I said to my teenage self… And it remains my elusive goal.
Due North is a collection of travel observations, reflections, and snapshots spanning two decades across colors, cultures, and continents.
WELLBEING IN COSTA BRAVA
I have explored thermal waters and rejuvenating spas to reconnecting with nature through mindful therapy and relaxing coastal hikes around this stunning, rugged part of Catalonia, Spain.
The focus of the book is on some of the best wellbeing experiences – from rustic retreats and spas to local gastronomy, yoga, and connecting with nature.
So, if you’re looking to disconnect, recharge, and then reconnect, this is the book you need right now. Through this book, I take you on a rejuvenating journey through wellbeing in Costa Brava in 105 pages of vivid imagery.