Bookshelfie: Emma Dabiri

Writer, academic and broadcaster Emma Dabiri talks about identity, ghost stories and why she could make a whole podcast about Toni Morrison's books. 

Emma’s first book, an essay collection called Don’t Touch My Hair, explores the way that colonisation, oppression and, ultimately, liberation are all expressed in Black women’s hair – and it gained critical acclaim from just about everyone. Emma’s second book - a Sunday Times bestseller - What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition, is a longform essay looking at how support for anti-racism can be translated into meaningful, structural action.

Emma’s book choices are: 

** Woman on the edge of time by Marge Piercy

** Quicksand by Nella Larsen 

** Paradise by Toni Morrison

** The Birds & Other Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier

** Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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