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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 Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year Winner of the Jhalak Prize
This is a book that was begging to be written . . . Essential. - Marlon
James The most important book for me this year. - Emma Watson One of the
most important books of 2017. - Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good
Immigrant 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. Galvanized
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 color in Britain today. Foyles Nonfiction Book of the
Year Blackwell''s Nonfiction Book of the Year Named One of the Best Books
of 2017 by: NPR The Guardian The Observer The Brooklyn Rail Cultured
Vultures 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, author of Man Booker Prize-winning A BRIEF
HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGSThis political, accessible and uncompromising
book has got people talking about race and racism in Britain. - Guardian,
Books of the Year Searing ? A fresh perspective, offering an
Anglocentric alternative to the recent status-quo-challenging successes of
Get Out and Dear White People . This book''s probing analysis and sharp wit
certainly make us pray she will continue talking to white people about
race. - Harper''s Bazaar A clear and convincing dissection of racism and
the white denial that perpetuates it. - Our Best Adult Books of 2017 -
Nonfiction, starred review, Shelf Awareness A plainspoken, hard-hitting
take on mainstream British society''s avoidance of race and the
complexities and manifestations of racism . . . Eddo-Lodge''s crisp prose
and impassioned voice implore white Britain to look beyond obvious racism
to acknowledge the more opaque existence of structural racism . . . With
this thoughtful and direct book, Eddo-Lodge stokes the very conversation
that the title rejects. - Publishers Weekly In her probing and personal
narrative, Eddo-Lodge offers fresh insight into the way all racism is
ultimately a ''white problem'' that must be addressed by commitment to
action, no matter how small . . . A sharp, compelling, and impassioned
book. - Kirkus Reviews The provocative title is hard to ignore, and so is
the book''s cover. Seen from afar, it appears to be called Why I''m No
Longer Talking About Race, which is intriguing enough on its own. You have
to look closer to see To White People hiding underneath it in debossed
letters. It''s a striking visual representation of white people''s
blindness to everyday, structural racism . . . It''s that boldness, that
straight talk which makes this book memorable. Eddo-Lodge pushes readers to
recognize that racism is a systemic problem that needs to be tackled by
those who run the system. - You don''t have to live in the U.K.
to recognize the issues of white privilege, class, feminism and structural
racism that [Eddo-Lodge] explores in this essential book. - Silvia Vinas,
NPR Why I''m No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-
Lodge is a timely and sparky discussion about a vital subject. - Times
Literary Supplement, Books of the Year Her work, which began as a silent
scream against white complicity to racism, has shifted the conversation in
the U.K. . . . Though she may not be talking to white people about race,
she has gotten a lot of people to listen. - Time Magazine Reni Eddo-Lodge
is that rarest of delights - a young, working-class black woman from
Tottenham with a voice in public life ? This book is a real eye-opener when
it comes to Britain''s hidden history of discrimination ? A book like this
matters now. - Refinery29 Eddo-Lodge explores the nuanced ways in which
racial prejudice continues and is ignored. - Vogue A must-read that
expertly reflects the challenges of addressing structural racism. -
starred review, Library Journal A book that''s set to blow apart the
understanding of race relations in this country. - Stylist I found Why
I''m No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge timely
and resonant. The author''s passages on intersectionality are particularly
poignant. It''s a powerful and important read, relevant and accessible
whatever your race. - Observer, Books of the Year Thought-provoking
(and deeply uncomfortable) ? What Eddo-Lodge does is to force her readers
to confront their own complicity ? Her books is a call to action ? What
makes the book radical is the way it shifts the burden of ending racism on
to white people. - Sunday Herald Offering extraordinary and articulate
insights into contemporary race relations, Why I''m No Longer Talking to
White People About Race is impressively informative, exceptionally well
written, organized and presented, and an essential, core addition to both
community and academic library Contemporary Social Issues in general, and
Race Relations supplemental studies lists in particular. - Midwest Book
Review Why I''m No Longer Talking To White People About Race . . . look[s]
at racial dynamics in the UK, and does so with intelligence and poignance.
Eddo-Lodge''s journalism background makes the book the perfect mixture of
fact and opinion, resulting in a book that will probably teach you a lot
about Britain''s racist history. - Cultured Vultures, 10 Best Books of
2017 Eddo-Lodge is digesting history for those white readers who have had
their ears and eyes shut to the violence in Britain''s past ? An important
shift that undermines the idea that racism is the BAME community''s burden
to carry. The liberation that this book offers is in the reversal of
responsibilities. - Arifa Akbar, Financial Times It''s deep, it''s
important and I suggest taking a deep breath, delving in and I promise you
will come up for air woke and better equipped to understand the underlying
issues of race in our society. - Sharmaine Lovegrove, ELLE Daring,
interrogatory, illuminating. A forensic dissection of race in the UK from
one of the country''s most critical young thinkers. Reni''s penetrative
voice is like a punch to the jugular. Read it, then tell everyone you
know. - Irenosen Okojie, author of BUTTERFLY FISHOne of the most
important books of 2017. - Nikesh Shukla, editor of THE GOOD
IMMIGRANTI''ve never been so excited about a book. Thank God somebody
finally wrote it ? Blistering ? Absolutely vital writing from one of the
most exciting voices in British politics. A stunningly important debut ?
Fellow white people: It''s our responsibility as to read this book ? This
book is essential reading for anyone even remotely interested in living in
a fairer, kinder and more equal world. - Paris LeesLaying bare the
mechanisms by which we internalise the assumptions, false narratives and
skewed perceptions that perpetuate racism, Eddo-Lodge enables readers of
every ethnicity to look at life with clearer eyes. A powerful, compelling
and urgent read. - Ann Morgan, author of A YEAR OF READING THE WORLD

Reni Eddo-Lodge—Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

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