– Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-Winner 2015
“One of the most important books of 2017”
– Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant
Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction in 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote on her blog 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. Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings.
Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodge has written a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary examination of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.
“A wake-up call to a country in denial” – The Observer