Jade LB

Keisha The Sket
  • Keisha The Sket

  • 'Keisha the Sket accidentally decolonised literature.' Black Ballad

    'Our literary foremother.' Candice Carty-Williams

    'Reading Keisha the Sket as an adult makes me swoon at the richness of its nostalgia.' Caleb Femi

    WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW CONTENT FROM THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR

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    Where were you when Keisha the Sket first broke the internet?

    Keisha is a girl from the ends, sharp, feisty and ambitious; she's been labelled 'top sket' but she's making it work. When childhood crush and long-time admirer, Ricardo, finally wins her over, Keisha has it all: power, a love life and the chance for stability. But trauma comes knocking and with it a whirlwind of choices that will define what kind of a woman she truly wants to be.

    Told with the heart and soul of the inner city, with an unforgettable heroine, KEISHA THE SKET is a revelation of the true, raw, arousing and tender core of British youth culture.
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    In print for the first time, KEISHA THE SKET has lived in the phones and websites of fans for decades. This timeless coming of age story is not just a word-of-mouth sensation but also a British classic in the making.

    Complete with essays from esteemed contemporary writers Candice Carty-Williams, Caleb Femi and others, this is the complete and definitive edition with edits and additional content from the author, perfect for readers - existing and new - to read and fall in love with over and over again.

Jade is a London-based creative and academic writer. Her writing explores topics including black women and relationships, black British culture and the black British working-class experience. In 2005, Jade began releasing chapters of her seminal work, Keisha The [Da] Sket which she had begun in the same year, aged thirteen. Beginning on the platform formerly known as Piczo, and shared among young people, Keisha The [Da] Sket went on to become a viral modern classic of black British culture, pioneering both online serialisation and viral content, as well as youth-authored youth experience. Jade is one half of The Echo Chamber podcast which explores the politics of existing whilst black and working-class. She has written articles and essays for Black Ballad, among other publications and currently takes up space in Academia.

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