Hope & Glory

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Hope & Glory is the debut novel from Black Ballad's Head of Editorial, Jendella Benson.

Hope & Glory follows Glory Akíndélé and her chaotic but loveable family. Glory returns back to London from her glamourous life in LA when her father unexpectedly dies and wants to support her mum and siblings through their grief, but discovers secrets that tear away the Nigerian respectability politics that her family live by and could potentially rip her family apart.

Jendella has created an intimate portrait of what it is like to grow up Black and British and in particular, what is like to be from a British Nigerian household and manage the expectations and culture of your heritage but exist and navigate in Western society.

Hope & Glory is out now, click below to order your copy!

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Christine Ochefu

The Black Women Who Taught Me I Could Find A Home In Myself

Thursday 14 April 2022 6:00 AM

"Jendella Benson has created a story that is intricate, beautiful and so very real. I held my breath, gasped out loud and devoured every gorgeous page. Just brilliant."

 Dorothy Koomson


"A sweeping, rich tale that explores family, secrets, loss, love and redemption within the context of a tessellation of cultures."

― Bolu Babalola, author of LOVE IN COLOUR


The BB team read their copies of Hope & Glory
The BB team with their copies of Hope & Glory


"Engrossing, emotional and super relatable, especially to those from a West African background."

― Sareeta Domingo, author of WHO'S LOVING YOU


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Niki Igbaroola

Patriarchy, Weddings And The Importance Of Our Maiden Names

Tuesday 5 April 2022 6:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Jeni's Letter: I Miss My Mum Most When I’m Winning

Monday 17 August 2020 7:00 AM