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What Sarah Read Next

uju asika

7pm friday october 13th

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Raising Boys Who Do Better: A hopeful guide for a new generation

We are thrilled to have two trailblazers under one roof. Join Uju Asika and @WhatSarahReadNext and as they dig into Uju's must read guide Raising Boys Who Do Better. An open conversation followed by a Q&A and an opportunity to buy a signed copy of the book.

Uju Asika is a writer, blogger and creative consultant. Born in Nigeria, Uju grew up in the UK and has lived and worked in London, New York and Lagos. Uju lives in London with her husband and two sons.

The night will be held in our signature Afri-Co-Lab style, relaxed, drinks, snacks and meaningful chats. It's always delightful to have Afri-Co-Lab champion and supporter Sarah and it's our absolute pleasure to welcome Uju to this space. Tickets are £15/ £10/ £5 and you can buy a book on the night & Uju will sign it for you. 

We operate a sliding fee scale to make our classes as accessible as possible:

£15 ticket - PAY IT FORWARD - This cost a bit more, but supports us to offer our concessionary tickets

£10 ticket - STANDARD - This is the full rate

£5 ticket - CONCESSIONS - This is our concessionary rate if you need it, please use it.

raising boys who do better


This book offers practical tips, journalling prompts and conversation starters, Uju Asika includes interviews with experts, as well as her own anecdotal experiences as a mother. Exploring the relationships between parents and their sons, brothers, friendships and the wider community, this book is an absolute must-read for those who want to help nurture the boys in their lives to grow up into compassionate, kind, healthy and successful men.

Confronting toxic masculinity and delving into the hot-button issues affecting boys today, from education to sexism, power to consent, Raising Boys Who Do Better looks at bringing up boys in the era of #MeToo and Black Lives Matter.

An invitation for parents of boys as well as anyone who cares about the young males in their lives that asks; how we can raise boys who challenge the status quo and are empowered to stand up for what is right.

"I am so grateful for this book. There is palpable love in it. Love with eyes wide open to the dangers our boys face in today's world, and love leading to a better, kinder place. Uju Asika has done a lot of homework, culturally and historically, and through raising her boys, and I will implement her lessons with my own boys." - Rob Delaneyund

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Uju Asika is a multi-award nominated blogger, screenwriter and creative consultant. She is the author of Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World, 2020. Her picture book A World for Me and You was published 2022 and Uju's latest book, Raising Boys Who Do Better: A Hopeful Guide for a New Generation in 2023.


Uju has featured in The Observer, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, BBC Good Morning Sunday and BBC Woman’s Hour among numerous outlets. The Evening Standard selected Bringing Up Race as one of the Best Books of September 2020 calling it ‘timely and important’. Uju has appeared on panels and delivered talks on race, anti-racist parenting and intersectionality to schools, parent networks and corporations including the UN's Unstereotype Alliance, the LEGO Group, Grazia magazine, Dentons, and the NASA Johnson Space Centre.


A former journalist, Uju has written for publications such as The Guardian,, Time Out and the Daily Times Nigeria. She is the founder of the popular blog Babes About Town, recognised as a Top 10 London Lifestyle Blog and a Top 10 UK Mum Blog 2023.


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