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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

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Published: 1st June 2017
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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.

About the Author

Reni Eddo-Lodge is a London-based, award-winning journalist. She has written for the New York Times, the Voice, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Stylist, Inside Housing, the Pool, Dazed and Confused, and the New Humanist. She is the winner of an MHP 30 to Watch Award and was chosen as one of the Top 30 Young People in Digital Media by the Guardian in 2014. She has also been listed in Elle's 100 Inspirational Women list, and The Root's 30 Black Viral Voices Under 30.

She contributed to The Good Immigrant, a collection of stories from 21 exciting black, Asian and minority ethnic voices emerging in Britain today. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race is her first book.

This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where we'll no longer need such a book. Essential -- Marlon James, author of Man Booker Prize-winning 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' One of the most important books of 2017 -- Nikesh Shukla, editor of 'The Good Immigrant' A book that's set to blow apart the understanding of race relations in this country * Stylist * Daring, interrogatory, illuminating. A forensic dissection of race in the UK from one of the country's most critical young thinkers. Reni's penetrative voice is like a punch to the jugular. Read it, then tell everyone you know -- Irenosen Okojie, author of 'Butterfly Fish' I've never been so excited about a book. Thank God somebody finally wrote it ... Blistering ... Absolutely vital writing from one of the most exciting voices in British politics. A stunningly important debut ... Fellow white people: It's our responsibility as to read this book ... This book is essential reading for anyone even remotely interested in living in a fairer, kinder and more equal world -- Paris Lees It's deep, it's important and I suggest taking a deep breath, delving in and I promise you will come up for air woke and better equipped to understand the underlying issues of race in our society -- Sharmaine Lovegrove * ELLE * A riveting deep-dive into the history and communication of race in Britain. From white-washing to intersectional feminism, it is an eviscerating and hugely educational read ... This book is destined to become cult * Red * A wake-up call to a nation in denial about the structural and institutional racisms occurring in our homes, offices and communities * Observer * Laying bare the mechanisms by which we internalise the assumptions, false narratives and skewed perceptions that perpetuate racism, Eddo-Lodge enables readers of every ethnicity to look at life with clearer eyes. A powerful, compelling and urgent read * Ann Morgan, author of A Year of Reading the World * A strong assessment of our current conversations and the beginnings of a new framework for grappling with racism * Emerald Street * A seething take-down of commonly held attitudes towards race and racism in the UK and beyond ... Entirely essential ... Eddo-Lodge reveals why anti-racist work should be a universal objective, even if racism isn't a universal concern. The book is ultimately a defiance against the silencing of people of colour * The List * Eddo-Lodge is digesting history for those white readers who have had their ears and eyes shut to the violence in Britain's past ... An important shift that undermines the idea that racism is the BAME community's burden to carry. The liberation that this book offers is in the reversal of responsibilities * Arifa Akbar, Financial Times *

ISBN: 9781408870563
ISBN-10: 1408870568
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st June 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.4  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.29