Book Review: What A Time To Be Alone by Chidera Eggerue

“The biggest mistake you can make is to allow yourself to be sidetracked by people who would never be willing to stay with you during the storm they create in your life through their own selfishness.” – ‘What A Time To Be Alone’ by Chidera Eggerue.

This quick read was a pleasant surprise. I recently read a number of reviews plus, she’s Nigerian so I thought why not? ‘What A Time To Be Alone’ is a collection of well thought out reminders that tell you that you are enough! You are worth more than a thousand sparrows. Using “Igbo” proverbs to introduce every point, the author gives very useful advise mostly around relationships, self-love, self-worth and courage.

Although the book grazed the surface of most of the issues discussed, I liked it. I found myself nodding in agreement to many nuggets of wisdom highlighted in this book and I also see myself reading (listening to the audio book) it once more because it would serve as a reminder on a few things I don’t want to forget but find myself drifting from after a while. If you are looking for something deep, this is not your book but if you want a book with a feel-good vibe that still motivates you to be more and see your self as you should then I recommend.

P.s I just found out the author is an Instagram sensation, I’ll go check her out!

Rating: 4 Stars

Published: August 7th 2018 by Quadrille Publishing (first published July 26th 2018)

Pages: 192

Genre: Non Fiction


The Author:

The Slumflower and the social media spectacle: A series of unfortunate  events - Voice Online

Chidera Eggerue is a British Nigerian writer, fashion blogger and convener the ‘saggy boobs matter‘ online campaign.
She is also popularly known for her 2018 book, ‘What a Time to Be Alone: The Slumflower’s Guide to Why You Are Already Enough‘. She started the #SaggyBoobsMatter online campaign as a way of challenging the convention that women with large breasts must wear a bra if their breasts sag.


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