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What a Time to Be Alone

Narrated by: Chidera Eggerue
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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One of VOGUE's 6 Female Writers to Read in 2018

It's not always easy to find self-worth in a world that seems obsessed with telling us we're not good enough. Empowering, intimate and full of heart, this highly anticipated debut audiobook from the online sensation 'The Slumflower', aka Chidera Eggerue, the unstoppable force behind the groundbreaking movement #SAGGYBOOBSMATTER, is essential listening for all young women. It's time to take charge of your life.

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 realised. Peppered with insightful Igbo proverbs from Chidera's Nigerian mother and narrated by the author, this audiobook will help you to 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.

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

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.

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

Own your story. Create your own narrative. Listen to this audiobook. #WATTBA

©2018 Chidera Eggerue (P)2019 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Categorically one of the coolest women in Britain." (Cosmopolitan)

"The Millennial Mastermind." (ELLE)

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  • Jane
  • 18-04-2019

LOVE IT!!

Young Miss Chidera is the wise, reasonable friend I wish I had 15 years ago. Is this book full of common sense? Maybe? Can you find similar information elsewhere? Yes.

But if you've ever experienced trauma, common sense isn't and the theory of self-care from other sources may not be accessible, so this book, be it audible, ebook, or hard copy, and the Slumflower Twitter and Instagram pages are a good place to start piecing yourself back together. Especially if you don't have access to a mental health care practitioner or are not in a place where searching for one will be productive.

I thank her truly for putting herself out there, taking abuse from online jerks who seek to diminish her, and sharing her insights, becoming a gateway to getting folks to know ourselves more honestly.

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  • Kimana King
  • 14-08-2019

I feel so valid!!

Honestly I was expecting to hear something new and mind blowing but it wasn't intense at all. It made me hold myself accountable in the most gentle way possible. Now, I feel more secure about recent decisions I've made in an effort to live a happy life. Thank you so much for this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-2020

Great read

Loved this book so much information and knowledge gained ...
Lots of confirmation, it’s very informative.

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  • Trianda Migenes
  • 29-04-2020

short, sweet and to the point!

What a sweet and to the point book that reminds you of who you are! Highly recommend! ❤📖

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-04-2020

Required reading

What a time to read this book, stuck alone in quarantine. A quick read with an important message, this book should be required reading for everyone in the western world, if not everyone on the planet.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-04-2020

Author appears very bias toward certain races

I was expecting to hear about fixing self-confidence and becoming more independent. However, the author threw in numerous snip bits about race, white privilege, and bias toward even the police. I was very unsatisfied and upset that I spent my money on this book :(...

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  • Benjamin
  • 21-03-2020

I really needed this!

I took so many notes from this book! It really helped reaffirm me that I'm headed in the right direction, focusing on my goals, never putting myself second again nor letting anyone make me feel less than.

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  • Coleece Riddle
  • 17-03-2020

Great read! I will read this again!

For many of us who struggle with understanding who we are... this is it! Everyday is a day to reconnect and realign with yourself!

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  • Majeda Mo
  • 09-02-2020

A must listen!!!

Appreciated this listen, Chidera’s approach to self love is inspiring and motivating for 2020! I’ve listened to this audible twice through now.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-01-2020

Timely & On Point

I really enjoyed listening to this book. I’m a single female, I’m 27, and just moved out of the country for the first time in life. I am going through a season of expected & unexpected changes. Uncertainty is a consistent player in my life at the moment. This book was recommended to me by another 20 something friend going through her own self love journey. She said this was a great first book as she began her journey. I can see why. It’s straight and to the point while covering multiple topics of self doubt, forgiveness of others and oneself, loneliness, etc. A previous reviewer stated this book was for the 20 something crowd and I would say they are partially correct. It can also be for anyone who wants a more straight to the point reading and is in a transition of self but needs help processing/coping. If you’re someone who is trying to figure themselves and life out, this book can get you started.

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  • charis
  • 26-06-2019

Although there are many valid points, not sure

I would honestly say that this book has so many encouraging and motivational points, however there are some slightly narcissistic undertones in this which one should be careful and aware of when reading. Honestly I would say that this is a social problem more than just this author however I felt uncomfortable with some of the messages that were put across in this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-02-2019

Breakup

Listened to it while going through a very hard breakup.
Her words are so powerful, helpful and I've gotten so many insights from it.
Thank you Chidera for spreading the word.

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  • MR
  • 16-02-2019

great great great

loved it, finished with ease. will read many times I'm sure. recommended for anyone. Africa stand up!

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  • Claire Y
  • 01-03-2019

beautiful and enlightening!

I feel empowered and confidence. beautifully read and so many wise words to take on board.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-02-2019

So many Pearl's of wisdom

Concise but bursting with timeless wisdom. Will definitely be relistening soon & also recommending to my friends & my niece. A beautiful coming of age book or an affirming life refresh. I think this is one of those books that I will get something different from each time I listen to it.

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  • Happy customer
  • 19-02-2019

Empowering and bold!

Loved the honestly and delivery of the author, would recommend this book. Fantastic quick listen and she doesn't mess about trying to fill the space. I loved that she spoke the proverbs and then translated it.

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  • Emma
  • 23-06-2020

Lots of wise words in a relatable voice!

Positive thinking and agency for women in a short book! Lots of wise words rolled into one book. Thankyou!

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  • miss C R Hutton
  • 22-06-2020

Enjoyed every second!

I couldn’t stop listening & now it’s over I’ll listen again & again. Very inspiring & a must for everyone.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-2020

Important read!

Chidera is such an important author and person who I admire. This book is so valuable, and impossible not to relate to so many aspects. Chidera presents different perspectives of situations, meaning this book is vital for anyone striving for growth of self! Beautifully narrated by the author.

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  • Azaria
  • 25-05-2020

Great book

Chidera is like the big sister I didn't know that I deserved. Her book is packed full of insight, wisdom and warmth. It's a great balance between learning how to love and respect yourself whilst still holding yourself accountable to your own BS.

I think anyone of any/all relationship status or gender identity would benefit from this book.

The translated quotes/idioms added a really unique and enjoyable twist to the book... Like crispy croutons on a salad 🥗😉❤️

I've already downloaded "how to get over a boy" and am looking forward to getting stuck into that.