A powerful and provocative argument on the role that race and racism play in modern Britain, by award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge. In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. She posted a piece on her blog, entitled: 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'. Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised by this clear hunger for open discussion, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings. Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, whitewashed feminism to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodge offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge and counter racism. It is a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.

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The Guardian

03 Jun 2017
8.0
Ignatius Sancho, whose parents died on the slave ship on which he was born, had the good fortune later in life to receive a classical education courtesy of the Duke of Montagu. As an adult, Sancho was feted as an African man of letters who, entering ...
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gal-dem

01 Jun 2017
When I was in secondary school, History was my favourite subject – covering the likes of the Cold War, Vietnam and, of course, the Civil Rights movement. I lapped up the knowledge – I knew the dates of landmark legislative achievements, sit-ins a ...
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FT.com

26 May 2017
8.0
In February 2014, Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote a blog post with the heading “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race”. The British journalist, then 24, said she was breaking off from the conversation because of the hostility and defensive ...

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Published:

June 1, 2017

Publisher:

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

ISBN:

978-1-408-87056-3

Language:

English

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