#311 Georgina Lawton: On Her Book 'Raceless'

Georgina Lawton is a twenty-something journalist, weekly Guardian columnist, travel writer and host of Audible's DNA podcast, The Secrets In Us — a series that looks into 'do-it-yourself' DNA testing kits and Georgina follows the stories of those learning to live with the results. 

 

Georgina’s debut book Raceless is out now, a stunning family memoir exploring race, identity and the devastating effect of long-held secrets within a happy family. It is a moving examination of how racial identity is constructed—through the author’s own journey grappling with secrets and stereotypes, having been raised by white parents with no explanation as to why she looked black. The memoir investigates the question: what constitutes our sense of self? In this beautifully written memoir she grapples with difficult questions about love, shame, grief, and prejudice, and reveals the nuanced and emotional journey of forming one’s identity. Hope you enjoy this conversation.


Buy Raceless here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780751579383

Listen to Georgina's Audible original series here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Secrets-in-Us-Audiobook/B08LLHGGF4

 


 

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