Let's Talk About Race

Let’s Talk About Race is a series of student-led sessions to learn more about and discuss race issues in the UK. Everyone is welcome!

 

Book club discussion  |  All welcome  |  Wed 22 Jul, 5-7pm
Booking is essential, register for free on Eventbrite here. Once you have signed up, we will email you with details on how to access the Zoom meeting.

In this first session, an interview-style discussion will centre around issues raised in the book: Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. This discussion will be facilitated by Rachelle Wabissa and Tanya Chiganze, students from the University of Bath.

Everyone is welcome to participate in this discussion or if you prefer to listen and absorb. If you are unable to access the book we have further resources below that can enrich your understanding of this subject. If you are a student or member of staff at the University of Bath, this book is available online at the Library

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

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 a Women of the World Bold Moves Award, 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.

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race is her first book. It won the 2018 British Book Awards Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year, the 2018 Jhalak Prize, was chosen as Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year and Blackwell’s Non-Fiction Book of the Year was longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize and the Orwell Prize and shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Non-Fiction.

Every voice raised against racism chips away at its power. We can’t afford to stay silent. This book is an attempt to speak.

This is a book that has sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today.

Resources

Podcasts

  • About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge
    From the author behind Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, comes a podcast that takes the conversation a step further. Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at recent history that has led to the politics of today.

 

Documentaries and TV

 

Books

There are some wonderful free resources for students and staff at the University of Bath Library