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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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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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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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Worth the listen

Lately I’ve been going through it. Life has been getting hard. This book gave me strength I didn’t know I needed. It kickstarted my journey to heal and take care of myself.

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Quote after quote..

This books summary sounded good but when I started listening to it, it’s written like a 12 year old wrote it. It just sounds like someone reading quote after quote. The different points/messages jumped all over the place. It was so bad I couldn’t even finish it. DO NOT BUY!

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Honestly Delightful

This is a must read! It is literally my gut instinct and subconscious mind having a conversation! I absolutely love it.

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My spirit is full

I feel as though there’s nothing to be said other than read and be enlightened. If you struggle with people pleasing, indecisiveness, a savior complex, unhealthy relationship, unfulfilling relationships, abusive relationship, etc.... read!

I feel like I’ve been pushed to my next level and I’m very grateful for this young woman’s wisdom and he mama lol

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Great Inspiration

Absolutely love this book!Uplifting, fun and really hits you in the heart. Read it twice

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Do yourself a favor and listen!

Amazing read, a really thoughtful, inspiring letter to life and self! Wish I had this text 10 years ago

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very good point !

great story. great point. smart woman. I love her name as well. I wish to write a book myself one day. she did an excellent job !

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Love this book

This book provides invaluable tools for life. I have listened to this book more than four times within the last four months and each time, I obtain more gems of wisdoms that were missed the times before.

I suggest that this book is obtained and listened to during moments of self doubt and self exploration. Simply Amazing!!!

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  • 02-20-19

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
  • 02-16-19

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
  • 03-01-19

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
  • 02-19-19

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
  • 02-19-19

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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  • Jia
  • 08-13-19

Get ready to slay!

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this, I felt challenged, courageous and fabulous all at once. An honest and unapologetic book, this is a must for anyone willing to look life directly in the face and say 'Bring it on'.

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  • I H.
  • 08-06-19

Excellent

Uplifting a confidence boost. Real ...emotional and just sat so well with me. A great read.

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  • charis
  • 06-26-19

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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  • mary
  • 06-04-19

yes chidera!!

love this woman this amazing tool for motivation i wish i had this at the start of the year

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  • Pooch
  • 04-14-19

Life-changing

I was recommended this book after a difficult breakup. It changed my perspective on how to handle life, relationships (both romantic and non-romantic) and most importantly to value myself above all else. This is a book that I will continue to re-read and will recommend to all friends and family.