In 2014, Reni Eddo-Lodge posted an impassioned piece online about her frustration with the way discussions of racism were being shut down by those who weren't affected by it. The post went viral, and responses from those desperate to speak up about their own experiences flooded in. Galvanised, Eddo-Lodge decided to dive into the source of these feelings; the result is a searing exploration of what it means to be a person of colour in Britain today. From eradicated history to white privilege, the fallacy of 'meritocracy' to white-washed feminism, and the inextricable link between class and race, this is an essential book by a vital new voice.
This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where we'll no longer need such a book. Essential Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-Winner 2015
Reni Eddo-Lodge is an award-winning journalist and black feminist. She has written for the New York Times, Telegraph, Guardian and Independent among many others. She is the winner of an MHP Thirty to Watch Award and was chosen as one of the Top Thirty Young People in Digital Media by the Guardian. She lives in London.renieddolodge.co.uk / @renireni