Afua Hirsch is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster. She is a columnist for the Guardian and appears regularly on the BBC, Sky News and CNN. Brit(ish) is her first book and is a sharp exploration of race and identity in the UK, and what it means to be British.
Five Positive Outcomes From The Black Lives Matter Protests (So Far)
It has been three weeks since the protests began in Minnesota and spread across the world. The murder of George Floyd has become the catalyst for a global uprising of the Black Lives Matter movement, demanding racial justice and equality. While the fight is far from over, here are five positive outcomes from the protests so far.
Review: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Robin DiAngelo is a sociologist with a PhD in multicultural education, working as a diversity trainer across the US for more than 20 years. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism is her third book on the topic of racial inequality, where she confronts the disbelief and sensitivity white people exhibit when they are told they are complicit in society’s institutional racism. While it was written in 2018, this book is still desperately needed today.
White People: Confronting Our Privilege
White privilege doesn't mean your life hasn't been hard, it just means the colour of your skin hasn't been one of the things making your life harder. Here are five actions we must take when unpacking our privilege. It's time to do the work.
Review: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Such a Fun Age is Kiley Reid's first novel and is a compelling satire of the white pursuit of wokeness, and is equal parts entertaining and informative.
Review: Reasons to be Cheerful by Nina Stibbe
With everything going on at the moment, it felt necessary to take a break from my current read (The Uninhabitable Earth) for something a little more light-hearted! Reasons to be Cheerful by Nina Stibbe is the perfect way to escape the coronavirus and head back in time to Leicester in the 1980s.
Review: Autumn by Ali Smith
Ali Smith's 'Autumn' was released four months after the results of the EU referendum and has the rather strange honour of being the first book to be published on the topic of Brexit.
Review: What We’re Told Not to Talk About by Nimko Ali
Nimko Ali is a British-Somalian feminist, activist and anti-FGM campaigner. And now with her first book 'What We're Told Not to Talk About (But We're Going to Anyway)', she can add author to this impressive list.