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

  • 4 August 2020
  • 12.30-1.30pm
  • Online

About this event

At this Book Club meeting, we will be discussing Reni Eddo-Lodge's Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race.

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.

Content warning: This book contains a consistent discussion and analysis of racism and white supremacy as it intersects with physical, emotional and sexual abuse; and descriptions of specific acts of racist violence, including murder.

Our Book Club is open to all current and former students and staff of Loughborough University. We typically meet every six weeks to discuss a book chosen by our members. These are usually, but not always, novels.

Due to COVID-19 we are currently meeting virtually, with a group video call and a forum on Good Reads. Members are welcome to contribute through one or both of these.

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David Bell
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If you would like to take part in the meeting then please email David Bell ( at least 24 hours in advance to be sent the access details for the video call. If you are on the Book Club mailing list then the details will be sent via email automatically.