"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
“The most important book for me this year.” --Emma Watson
Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for January/February 2018 Sunday Times Bestseller Winner of the British Book Awards Nonfiction Narrative Book of the Year Winner of the Jhalak Prize Foyles Nonfiction Book of the Year Blackwell’s Nonfiction Book of the Year
Named One of the Best Books of 2017 by: NPR The Guardian The Observer The Brooklyn Rail Cultured Vultures
Award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge was frustrated with the way that discussions of race and racism are so often led by those blind to it, by those willfully ignorant of its legacy. Her response, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, has transformed the conversation both in Britain and around the world. Examining everything from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, from whitewashed feminism to the inextricable link between class and race, Eddo-Lodge offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge, and counter racism. Including a new afterword by the author, this is a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of color in Britain today, and an essential handbook for anyone looking to understand how structural racism works.
About the Author
Reni Eddo-Lodgeis the author of theSunday TimesbestsellingWhy I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race. She has written for theNew York Times, theGuardian, theIndependent,BuzzFeed, andNew Humanist, among others. She contributed toThe Good Immigrant, an anthology edited by Nikesh Shukla, and hosts the podcastAbout Race, featuring key voices from antiracist activism. renieddolodge.co.uk / @renireni