Manchester Literature Festival brings Reni Eddo-Lodge to Central Library as it continues to program a festival that contains writers with urgent and important commentary on the world we live in today. Eddo-Lodge is the writer of the critically acclaimed Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race. Taking its title from a blog post that attempted to challenge how the conversation about race in Britain is framed, the book looks at ways to alter the framework and how we should acknowledge and counter racism. Called a ‘stunning important book’ by Paris Lees, it challenges the whitewashing of feminism, the link between class and race, and the purpose of white dominance. Eddo-Lodge will be discussing the book and how race is still an important issue in modern Britain and society at large. This event is guaranteed to be one of the most provocative and important events of the festival when it returns in October.
Fri 13 Oct 2017, Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD. Tel: 0843 208 0500, 6.30pm, £8/£6, www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk
Published on: Wed 12 Jul 2017