Why race matters
The RSL is taking bookings from Members and Fellows only. Public tickets are available via the British Library website from early September.
How has the intersection of race, feminism and class evolved since the 1980s? Reni Eddo-Lodge is a young, black, feminist journalist who burst on to the literary scene with her 2014 blog post ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race’, which went viral. Her first book – of the same title – was lauded by Man Booker winner Marlon James as ‘one of the most important books of 2017’. Both personal and political, it shines a torch on to the many manifestations of racism in Britain, which she describes as a country ‘still profoundly uncomfortable with race and difference’. Heidi Safia Mirza is Professor of Race, Faith and Culture at Goldsmiths. She is the author of many trailblazing, best-selling books including Race, Gender and Educational Desire: Why Black Women Succeed and Fail (2008). Their conversation is chaired by award-winning novelist and critic Bernardine Evaristo, whose books of fiction and verse fiction explore the African diaspora from multiple perspectives. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University, London, and a Vice Chair of the RSL.
This event will be British Sign Language interpreted.
This event will be preceeded by a free Book Group for RSL Members. Places are limited and must be
booked in advance. Click here to book.
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