#82 Reni Eddo-Lodge: Books, Privilege, Feminism & Structural Racism
Reni Eddo-Lodge is an award winning writer and author of the forthcoming Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race. Her new book Why I'm published by Bloomsbury Books in the UK, Australia & New Zealand on 1st June 2017, and the United States on 5th December 2017. 2015 Man Booker Prize-winner Marlon James writing that it was 'essential'. Her book explores issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, whitewashed feminism to the inextricable link between class and race, she offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge and counter racism. It is a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today. Her writing can be found at The New York Times, British Vogue, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, Stylist Magazine, The Pool and many more. Her writing achieved a high commendation from Channel 4's Best Young Blogger competition in 2010; she was also listed in the Daily Telegraph’s "Women to Follow on Twitter" in December 2013. In January 2014, The Voice newspaper named her in their list of Ones to Watch. Reni has appeared on Sky News, BBC Radio 4's Woman’s Hour, and BBC Radio 3’s Night Waves, discussing feminist issues. In April 2014, she was a judge in the BBC Woman's Hour Power List 2014.