In 2005, the author known only as 'Jade' began releasing chapters of Keisha The Da Sket on Piczo. The work became a viral sensation, capturing black British culture and youth-authored youth experience. Jade LB is a London-based creative and academic writer whose writing explores black women and relationships, black British culture and the black British working-class experience. One half of The Echo Chamber podcast, she has written articles and essays for Black Ballad and other publications and currently takes up space in academia. Here, she returns to Keisha The Sket, revisiting and amplifying a character she created when she was just thirteen.
Keisha the Sket is truly a crucial part of not just Black Brit
literature, but British literature as a whole.
Our literary foremother.
Keisha the Sket accidentally decolonised literature.
'Reading Keisha the Sket as an adult makes me swoon at the richness of its nostalgia.
British answer to Gossip Girl.