Because everyone needs a little motivation at the start of the week…
This week, we are celebrating the extraordinary and important voice of Reni Eddo-Lodge. Author of 2017’s non-fiction book of the year ‘Why I Am No Longer Talking To White People About Race’, Reni is taking on the race conversation and forcing us all to open our eyes to the very real subject of 21st century racism, white privilege, intersectionality and the frustrations Reni found when discussing race with people who simply have never been affected by it.
The book is, in our opinion, one of the most important reads you can have on your bookshelf. In a world where we are all trying to stay ‘woke’ (blurgh), and understand the progression our world needs to be truly equal, it’s an eye opening and honest account of how it feels to be a black woman in Britain. With conversations ranging from the parents of mixed race children, to BNP readers, Reni explores race’s history, white privilege, politics, feminism and more – leaving your eyes completely open by the end of the book. It’s a refreshing and timely look on racism, given the world of Trump and white supremacy, and a book that once you’ve finished with should pass on immediately.
(and did we mention Emma Watson has chosen the book as one of her book club reads? With an entire section on the ‘black Hermoine’ drama that occured a few years ago, this seems apt).
Reni’s voice is being heard everywhere, with Vogue hailing her as a 2017 suffragette fighting for equality, and if anything makes you motivated this week, let it be her intelligent, important and inspiring writing.
You can visit Reni’s website here. And OBVIOUSLY BUY HER BOOK IMMEDIATELY.
Written by Louisa Davies.