Books about racism in the UK

by on 8 February 2020 in personal

I’m trying to get better informed about racism in the UK, so I asked my Twitter friends for some book recommendations.


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