appreciation post: reni eddo-lodge
On 31 May #tfhq headed to Foyles on Tottenham Court Road (all five floors of it) to attend a discussion with Reni Eddo-Lodge about her new book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race. The conversation was led by Varaidzo, contributor to The Good Immigrant and the arts and culture editor of gal-dem magazine.
In a humble hour, Reni and Varaidzo delved into Reni’s experiences of racial prejudice, being an activist at University and experiencing erasure as a black woman, and what lead her to write the book – a publication that began as a blog post in 2014.
We were in awe of Reni and her eloquence on Britain’s structural racism and her experiences. #tfhq can’t wait to dig into her book, a fantastic and necessary contribution to Black British history which, within a week of launching, is Foyles’ number one non-fiction bestseller (number two is forementioned The Good Immigrant, a #tfhq fave). In honour of Reni, her great work and her debut book, here are some important links for you to read:
The Guardian: Reni’s long read
Reni Eddo-Lodge: Why I’m No Longer Talk to White People about Race (the original blog post)
(in fact, Reni’s entire website)
The Guardian: interview
BBC Viewsnight: Britain is in denial about race
Ctrl Alt Delete: podcast
Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race is now available in audio and hard back online and in stores.