The Good Ally (Hardback)Nova Reid (author)
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An essential guide for all those looking to reach a clearer understanding of racial injustice and white privilege, The Good Ally provides the tools required to combat systemic racism and bring about change in society.
I invite you to be courageous and get comfortable with being uncomfortable, because any discomfort you feel is temporary and pales in comparison to what black and brown people often have to experience on a daily basis. Are you ready? Let's get started, we have work to do.
With social injustices rising in frequency, and an increase in far-right movements around the world, the rise in hate against "the other" is palpable. There is an urgent need to change so that we no longer repeat patterns of behaviour that have led us to where we are.
As a diversity consultant and anti-racism campaigner Nova Reid receives a lot of cries for help and is now inundated with messages asking 'what next?'. This is a book for those wanting to become better allies against racism, for those who are hungry to expand their knowledge and understanding of systemic racism. Because for centuries we have been taught to uphold and maintain systems of oppression without question. To go along with that powerful current. Because it's easier than swimming in the opposite direction.
So this book is for everyone. Everyone who wants to be part of change, but feels helpless and doesn't know how to move forward. It helps interpret the reams of information so that you to can commit to powerful action. And together, we can change the world.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 730 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 40 mm
'Nova's book for me is a mental health manual for dealing with the everyday issues that arise when navigating a system that seeks to deny the existence of structural racism. She not only gives the reader detailed examples of the things that can and do arise, she also expertly offers solutions that help deal with them.'
David Harewood MBE, actor and author of Maybe I Don't Belong Here
'The Good Ally is a powerful trojan horse. While the title calls out to every white person who has wanted to know 'How can I become a good anti-racist ally?', it's content delivers hard-hitting facts, stories, and reflections that remind us that it's not about being good, it's about doing better.'
Layla F. Saad, Sunday Times bestselling author of Me and White Supremacy
'On the journey to becoming a better and more effective ally, Nova's book is a must read. It will prompt deep reflection, it will make you smile, and it might even make you cry. Through this process, it powerfully provides the insight and guidance each of us need to be better.' Gary Coombe, CEO P&G - Global Grooming Business
'Nova Reid is one of the most generous, open-hearted, energising writers working today. The Good Ally is a beautiful, bold and no-BS guide to getting uncomfortable, digging deep and being fully human. It will be the best and hardest work you ever do. You will not regret it.' Emma Gannon
Nova's chapter; 'Black Women Are Divine', will be a reference for our people from this point on. It will be what our people go to, in the same way we go to Dr Martin Luther King Jr's Letter from Birmingham Jail. It will be a lifelong reference that will allow us to orient, ground, heal from and make sense of white body supremacy." Resmaa Menakem, The New York Times bestselling author of My Grandmother's Hands and The Quaking of America
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