Books about racism in the UK
I’m trying to get better informed about racism in the UK, so I asked my Twitter friends for some book recommendations. Updated on 13 June 2020.
Currently reading “Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race” by @renireni. What should I read next? I want to educate myself about racism in the UK.
— Benjy Stanton (@benjystanton) January 21, 2020
List of books about racism in the UK
Here's my resulting reading list. I'm slowly making my way through it. Please let me know if you have any other recommendations.
- Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
- The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla
- Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch
- Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala
- Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
- Heart Of The Race: Black Women's Lives in Britain by Beverley Bryan
- Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space by Derek Owusu
- What is Islamophobia?: Racism, Social Movements and the State by Narzanin Massoumi
More resources on racism and anti-racism
- White Guyde To The Galaxy from Tatiana Mac
- The Privilege Cafe on Twitter (@privilegecafe_)
- These books and resources will help you understand anti-racism from Natasha Mwansa
- Anti-racism: What you can do from Beth Brown
- #ICantBreathe from Annette Joseph
Some Twitter threads that link to more resources
- Children's books that discuss race and racism from Brittany
- Positive action tips with a UK focus from Ougoala
- Resources that focus on racism in Wales from Esyllt Sears