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Reni Eddo-Lodge: Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

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In 2014, 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.

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, an award winning collection of stories from 21 black, Asian and minority ethnic voices emerging in Britain today. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race is her first book.

Reni will be in conversation with award-winning poet, jazz singer, actress and director, Justina Kehinde. Justina directed and produced the first all black all female production on a Cambridge stage, Ntozake Shange's 'For Colored Girls...' before taking it to London for a sell out performance. Prior to graduating she co-founded FLY, the University of Cambridge's first BME Women's space. The former Deputy Editor and contributor to independent women's magazine MAGNIFY, she is the winner of the Benjamin Zephaniah Poetry Competition, Cambridge Anti-Slam and finalist of the Hammer and Tongue National Slam and has performed at Latitude Festival and for Sky 1. When she's not writing or performing she develops programmes to safeguard the rights of African Women and girls against sexual and gender based violence.

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