The death of George Floyd in the US last month has ignited conversations around the globe about race, racism and white privilege. On social media, people have been sharing reading lists, offering suggestions of books to help others understand how structural racism infects our society. The book that comes up time and again is Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. The resurgence of interest in it has made her the first black British author to top the UK bestseller chart.
The Observer’s Nosheen Iqbal spoke to Reni about her response to the recent surge in interest in talking about race and whether this new impetus will result in decisive change. She tells Rachel Humphreys the discussions being had now are long overdue and must result in more than just viral lists of book recommendations.