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In Every Mirror She's Black by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

In Every Mirror She's Black by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

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Shortlist - 2021 Outstanding Works of Literature (OWL) Award
Shortlist - 2021 Bad Form Book of the Year

Three Black women - a powerhouse executive, a former model, and a Somali refugee - are linked in unexpected ways to the same influential white man in Stockholm

Executive Kemi Adeyemi is lured from the U.S. to Sweden by Johan von Lundin, CEO of a large marketing firm, to help fix a PR nightmare. Kemi has poured her entire heart and soul into her career, but she's neglected her love life. This move is a last-ditch effort for her to start over and inject romance into her life.

A chance meeting with von Lundin in business class en route to the U.S. propels former model Brittany-Rae Johnson into a life of privilege and luxury as the object of his obsession.

And Somali refugee Muna Saheed, who cleans von Lundin's toilets, desperately wants to find her family after losing everything.

In Every Mirror She's Black, Lola Akinmade Akerstrom explores the minds of three Black women as they navigate finding balance in their careers, living with wealth, and learning to find acceptance in the most open society run by the most private and often judgmental people in Sweden.

Nigerian-American and based in Sweden, Lola Akinmade Akerstrom is an award-winning author, speaker, and photographer. Her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, BBC, CNN, The Guardian, Sunday Times Travel, The Telegraph, New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Slate, Travel Channel, Adventure Magazine, Lonely Planet, amongst others. In addition to contributing to several books, she is the author of the following books - 2018 Lowell Thomas Award winner for best travelbook, Due North and bestselling LAGOM: Swedish Secret of Living Well, available in 18 foreign language editions. She has been recognized with multiple awards for her work, including 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year Bill Muster Award, and she was honoured with a MIPAD 100 (Most Influential People of African Descent) Award within media and culture in 2018. Her photography is represented by National Geographic Image Collection. Lola is also the editor of Slow Travel Stockholm, an online magazine dedicated to exploring Sweden's capital city in depth.