Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (Paperback)
  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (Paperback)
  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (Paperback)
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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (Paperback)

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Published: 08/03/2018
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Waterstones Says

A charged and necessary wake-up call to pervasive, institutionalised racism, Eddo-Lodge’s searing polemic reconstitutes the frame of the argument around race, removing it from the hands of those with little experience of its resonances. From ambient and lazy cultural stereotyping to open hostility, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race is a clarion call of understanding.

Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month for July 2020

Winner of the British Book Awards Non Fiction Narrative Book of the Year 2018

Winner of the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour 2018

Longlisted for The Orwell Prize 2018

Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2017

I'm no longer engaging with white people on the topic of race. Not all white people, just the vast majority who refuse to accept the legitimacy of structural racism and its symptoms... You can see their eyes shut down and harden. It's like treacle is poured into their ears, blocking up their ear canals. It's like they can no longer hear us.

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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408870587
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 218 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A revelation ... Undoubtedly essential - Spectator

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, Man Booker Prize-Winner 2015

Set to blow apart the understanding of race relations in this country - Stylist

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

One of the most important books of 2017 - Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant

Eye-opening ... Honest, opinionated and pretty kick-ass - Elle

Blistering … This book is essential reading for anyone even remotely interested in living in a fairer, kinder and more equal world - Paris Lees

Eviscerating ... A riveting deep-dive into the history and communication of race in Britain … This book is destined to become cult - Red

The black British Bible - Gal-Dem

Political, accessible and uncompromising - Guardian, Books of the Year

Vital dialogue from a powerful voice - Daily Telegraph

A thunderclap of a book - Catherine Johnson, Jhalak Prize judge

Has become essential to understanding what life is like in the UK for many people of colour. A must-read for everyone - Elle Book Club

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