Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Jun 1, 2017 - Social Science - 272 pages
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THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS NON-FICTION NARRATIVE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018
FOYLES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

BLACKWELL'S NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
WINNER OF THE JHALAK PRIZE

LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION
LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR A BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD


'Essential' Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-Winner 2015
'One of the most important books of 2017' Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant
'A wake-up call to a country in denial' Observer

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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User Review  - caanderson - www.librarything.com

This book is the most informative book on race relations I have ever read. Reni Eddo-Lodge is correct in every word she has written. This is a must read for every white woman out there. Reni Eddo ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing

This was certainly an uncomfortable read, which was, I suppose, the point. As a middle-aged, middle class, white man who likes to think of himself as holding fairly liberal views, I probably fall ... Read full review

Contents

1 Histories
1
2 The System
57
3 What is White Privilege?
85
4 Fear of a Black Planet
117
5 The Feminism Question
143
6 Race and Class
189
7 Theres No Justice Theres Just Us
213
Notes
239
Bibliography
253
Acknowledgements
255
Index
257
A Note on the Type
263
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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 a Women of the World Bold Moves Award, 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. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race is her first book. It won the 2018 British Book Awards Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year, the 2018 Jhalak Prize, was chosen as Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year and Blackwell's Non-Fiction Book of the Year, was longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize and the Orwell Prize and shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Non-Fiction.

renieddolodge.co.uk / @renireni

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