Review: Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch

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. 

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.