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What a Time to Be Alone

What a Time to Be Alone

The Slumflower's Guide to Why You Are Already Enough

Chidera Eggerue
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In What A Time To Be Alone, The Slumflower will be your life guru, confidante and best friend. She'll show you that being alone is not just okay: it's just about the best freaking thing that's ever happened to you. As she says, 'You're bad as hell and you were made with intention.' It's about time you realized.


Peppered with insightful Igbo proverbs from Chidera's Nigerian mother and full of her own original artwork, What A Time To Be Alone will help you navigate the modern world. We can all decide our own fates and Chidera shows us how, using a three-part approach filled with sass, wisdom, and charm.


1. Learn how to celebrate YOU - decide your self-worth, take time to heal and empower yourself in this messy world.

2. Don't worry about THEM - avoid other people's demons and realize that everyone is protecting themselves from something - no matter how aggressive their method.

3. Feel the togetherness in US - sustain and grow healthy relationships and avoid toxicity in your friendships.


Chidera Eggerue, popularly known as the Slumflower, is an award-winning blogger, speaker, creative director and a presenter of the The MOBO Awards. Her blog The Slumflower addresses the subjects of female empowerment, self-confidence, self-love, black hair, fashion, and self-exploration. Chidera was recently the only British girl to make it on to BuzzFeed's '30 Black Girls You Should Follow on Instagram' list, and has also been hailed one of Elle's 'faces to watch in 2018'.


  • Publisher:‎ Quadrille Publishing; Illustrated edition (August 7, 2018)
  • Language:‎ English
  • Hardcover:‎ 192 pages
  • ISBN-10:‎ 1787132110
  • ISBN-13:‎ 9781787132115
  • Item Weight:‎ 1.23 pounds
  • Dimensions:‎ 5.75 x 0.95 x 8.8 inches
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