Book Event


Ify Adenuga & Yvonne Bailey-Smith

Endless Fortune and The Day I Fell Off My Island

In conversation with Rachel Wang

Sat 18th Sept 2021, 1-2pm

Robert Graves Tent


Two mothers of highly creative offspring come together to share their own take on parenting and how they turned hardships into strengths, learned to do things differently, and shared in their children’s talents and interests in order to pave a path for them.

For a change, the spotlight is firmly on Ify and Yvonne in this event as they discuss their incredible lives, families and their latest personal ventures. Both fighters, thinkers, feminists and parents, this promises to be a truly inspirational session.

Ifeomagwu “Ify" Adenuga is mother of Joseph Junior (Skepta), Jamie (JME), Julie and Jason Adenuga. Ify went on to receive a BA (Hons) in Education & Film studies and continues to work with organisations across the UK and Nigeria to help young people lead independent lives in safe communities. In 2016, she received recognition as an ICON at C. Hub magazine’s prestigious Creativity and Arts Awards, which recognises excellence in creativity, leadership and entrepreneurship.

Yvonne Bailey-Smith was born in Jamaica in 1954 and immigrated to the UK in 1969. She trained and worked first as a social worker before becoming a psychotherapist. She is also a Water Aid Supporter and passionate about providing clean water and sanitation in developing countries. She is the mother of three children: novelist Zadie Smith; actor, musician and children’s book author Ben Bailey Smith; and lyricist and writer LucSkyz.

Ticket price includes a copy of Endless Fortune (Pb: £9.99) or The Day I Fell Off the Island (£12.99)

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