31 May 2018
Award-winning writer and journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge explores the impact of her seminal debut Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, how she navigates the attention (good and bad) and what's next for her, with Joy Francis – executive director at Words of Colour Productions.
Since it's release in June last year, Why I'm… has received vast critical acclaim and won a number of awards. It was voted non-fiction book of the year for 2017 by booksellers at both Foyles and Blackwells and was selected by actress Emma Watson as an Our Shared Shelf book club read in January 2017.
A Sunday Times best-seller, perhaps what's most remarkable about this piece is the impact it's had on the common perception of race relations. As was written in the Observer, Why I'm… has been “A wake-up call to a nation in denial about the structural and institutional racisms occurring in our homes, offices and communities”.
The book is out there, but the conversation is far from over, and against the backdrop of the Windrush scandal, it seems both timely and relevant.
The dialogue between Reni and Joy will be followed by a Q&A with the audience and the opportunity to network and have your book signed across the road in Libreria where there will be drinks and music from DJ Chillz.
Tickets are free for members and £3 for non-members.
All proceeds from our cultural programme go to the Kibera Hamlets School in Nairobi, where Second Home has funded the construction of a new school building designed by our architects Selgas Cano.