This is one of our ‘Difficult (but important) Conversations to have with your child’ series. These have mostly all been live-streamed via Facebook, but we will gradually be adding them to the podcast too.
Uju Asika is a multiple award-nominated blogger, screenwriter and creative consultant. On her popular blog, Babes About Town, she shares witty, informative and beautifully written stories about London, culture and family life. She is also the founder of digital consultancy, Mothers and Shakers. A former journalist, she’s written for publications such as The Guardian, Time Out and Salon.com and her poetry appears in select literary anthologies. She has now turned her hand to writing books, and ‘Bringing Up Race is released on 24th September 2020.
Born in Nigeria, Uju grew up in the UK and has worked in London, New York and Lagos. She lives in north London with her husband and two football-mad boys (who may have slightly interrupted the interview as it was recorded mid Covid lockdown!)
Bringing Up Race: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Uju+Asika&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
Black Lives Matter Clip (warning – some of the language is quite forthright!) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q5ctljPg20