EREN Book Club: Black History Month (October 2021)

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Edinburgh Race Equality Network (EREN) Book Club An online book club for those interested in expanding their thinking about issues of race.

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September book: 'Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire' by Akala.

Thanks to all those who came along to the September book club discussion of Real Life.

Thanks also to those of you who have previously provided book recommendations and themes. We used this to select the theme of Empire Legacies for our Black History Month 2021read.

The book for this next session is 'Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire' by Akala.

From the Lighthouse Books blurb:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE | THE JHALAK PRIZE | THE BREAD AND ROSES AWARD & LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING

From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers - race and class have shaped Akala's life and outlook. In this unique book he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today.

Covering everything from the police, education and identity to politics, sexual objectification and the far right, Natives speaks directly to British denial and squeamishness when it comes to confronting issues of race and class that are at the heart of the legacy of Britain's racialised empire.

Natives is the searing modern polemic and Sunday Times bestseller from the BAFTA and MOBO award-winning musician and political commentator, Akala.

Edinburgh's top independent book shop, Lighthouse Books, has generously offered a 10% discount to EREN book clubbers who purchase our monthly selected book from them. Just mention that you're a member of 'EREN Book Club' in-store or when ordering via email to get the discount.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

EREN Book Club Team

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