2017/12/11

BOOK REVIEW:
WHY I'M NO LONGER TALKING TO WHITE PEOPLE ABOUT RACE BY RENI EDDO-LODGE

Title: Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race
Author: Reni Eddo-Lodge
Published: 2017
Language: English
Pages: 272
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
In this essay collection, Eddo-Lodge discusses the role race and racism plays in modern Britain.


Review:
This was a really interesting book. The conversation about race in our society and books written about it are often revolve around the US, so it was very interesting to see it from a different perspective with the backdrop of a different history. The writing in this is clear, concise and easy to understand and I thought the thoughts and discussions brought up in this were fascinating.

However, I did feel a slight disconnect and there were a lot of things I wished had been explained more in detail and gone more in depth to, but I feel like maybe this disconnect is due to the fact that I'm not British and I've never lived there. I am familiar with the history of Britain, but perhaps not enough.

To me, this feels like a book that's excellent at articulating a really important topic, but it doesn't necessarily add anything new or vital to the discussion, at least to me. It's very much worth the read though and I would recommend it if you like books about this topic or have trouble understanding the current discussion about race and racism that's currently going on.
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