Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race


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

A powerful and provocative argument on the role that race and racism play in modern Britain, by award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge

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.

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  • Didi

    It was approximately five months ago that my book club was speaking about race since we were discussing Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I found myself being the unique reference since I was th...

  • Clif Hostetler

    This book was prompted by the viral response that resulted from the posting of this message on the author's blog. I think the message is worth reading because it provides an excellent articulation o...

  • TheSkepticalReader

    “When do you think we’ll get to an end point?”“There is no end point in sight,’ I reply. ‘You can’t skip to the resolution without having the difficult, messy conversation first. We’r...

  • Ian Connel

    "Why I'm No Longer Talking to Black People about Race."Consider that statement if you want to read this book. Avoid the mental gymnastics of postmodernism. Ask yourself, "does this statement show love...

  • Trish

    Reni Eddo-Lodge no longer wants to talk to white people about race because white people always manage to make the conversation about themselves. Isn’t this the original definition of a bore? This wo...

  • Peter

    Utter crap!Let me explain why.My wife is from Bangladesh, we will have been married for twenty years this december and have two wonderful daughters.My point: I have had more racist abuse from blacks a...

  • leynes

    I read Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race based upon the recommendation of Yamini. So make sure to check out her review. Shutting up about racism creates the sort of silence that req...

  • Emma Wallace

    Beautiful, harrowing, emotional and raw; quite possibly the best book I have read all year! I write this review with an awareness that this book was never designed for my consumption or even education...

  • Mindy Reads

    Although I do believe many points she made are valid, I have a hard time with how a lot of the book makes generalities and doesn't back up what it's claiming....

  • Alice Lippart

    Very interesting and articulate, but would've loved if it had gone more in depth....