Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Charles Kinsey… they all felt like they were going to be watershed moments, the catalyst for change… and perhaps every tragic death has led to this moment. The murder of George Floyd has become a global rally cry and has sparked a real desire for understanding and for change.
On the 10th June Reni Eddo-Lodge announced via Twitter that she had become the first and only black British woman to top Britain’s non-fiction book bestseller chart. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, was published in June 2017 to critical acclaim and recent events have rocketed reader interest. As positive as this is, it feels wrong that it has taken a tragedy for it to happen. The author described it as a “horrible indictment of the publishing industry.” The book though is essential reading.
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