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<p><b>A timely and arresting debut novel about what it means to be a Black woman in the world.</b></p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>Told through the perspectives of each of the three women, <i>In Every Mirror She's Black</i> 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.</p>

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9781801108614
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Apollo
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416
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<p>A debut novel about 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.</p>

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'A wise and complicated exploration of the lives of three Black women in America and Sweden. Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström offers a sharply written story with messy, deeply moving characters, raising brutal questions and steering clear of easy answers. A book that will stick with you long after you've turned the last page'

Taylor Jenkins Reid, bestselling author of Daisy Jones and the Six

'<i>In Every Mirror She's Black</i> highlights the struggles of three women fighting to assimilate into a society that ignores their worth. These characters will pull at your heartstrings. Lọlá writes with a contemporary flair, highlighting the layered subtleties of the Black woman's plight. This novel will stay with readers for a long time'

Nicole Dennis-Benn, bestselling author of novels Here Comes the Sun and Patsy

'A sexy, surprising, searing debut about love, loss, desire, and the many dimensions of Black womanhood. Timely and terrific!'

Deesha Philyaw, award-winning author of The Secret Life of Church Ladies

'If you're looking for a novel that will stay with you even days after you've read the last page, then make sure you grab a copy of Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström's <i>In Every Mirror She's Black</i>. This is a very different and unpredictable portrayal of Black women's search for love and self, and it's pure magic'

Kim Golden, author of Maybe Baby

'In her debut novel, Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström has given us a story that is at once enjoyable and disturbing as it explores the painful price millions of women around the world pay for walking around with black skin'

Imbolo Mbue, New York Times bestselling author of Behold the Dreamers

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9781801108584
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Hardback
Title
In Every Mirror She's Black
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9781801108591
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Title
In Every Mirror She's Black
ISBN
9781801108614
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eBook
Title
In Every Mirror She's Black
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<p>The debut novel by an award-winning author of lifestyle books and photographer.</p>

<p>Extremely relevant themes – tokenisation and fetishisation, sexuality, race, womanhood, isolation – explored in extremely accessible and readable prose.</p>

<p>MARKET: <i>Such a Fun Age</i>; <i>Queenie</i>; <i>The Cows</i>.</p>

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