Book Fringe : Why I’m no Longer Talking to White People about Race

BOOK FRINGE : Free event
Friday 18th August – 1pm
No booking required

Reni Eddo-Lodge is an award winning freelance journalist and black feminist.

In 2014, Reni rote 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.

When ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ was published as a book in July 2017 it made a huge impression and sparked a national conversation that’s far from over – here’s what some of the critics had to say:

“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” – Man Booker winner Marlon James

“One of the most important books of 2017” – Nikesh Shukla, editor of ‘The Good Immigrant’

“A wake-up call to a nation in denial about the structural and institutional racisms occurring in our homes, offices and communities” – Observer