Author(s): Reni Eddo-Lodge
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.
"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:
FOYLES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR BLACKWELL'S NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR A BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD
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 *
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 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 was chosen as Blackwell's Non-Fiction Book of the Year, longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize and shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Non-Fiction. renieddolodge.co.uk / @renireni