Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race


‘A wake-up call to a country in denial’ Observer

‘A book that’s set to blow apart the understanding of race relations in this country’ Stylist

‘Essential’ Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-Winner 2015

‘One of the most important books of 2017’ Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant

Read book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today.

A Sunday Times Bestseller, the book has become a cultural phenomenon garnering an amazing array of fans across the political, literary, cultural, fashion worlds and even Hollywood, including: Emma Watson, Marlon James, Brie Larson, Edward Enninful, Nikesh Shukla, Nish Kumar, Shirley Manson, Riz Ahmed Shami Chakrabarti and Diane Abbott.

We ’re giving away 5 sets of 5 books to reading groups across the UK. Once you have finished reading we’d love to hear what you thought of the book and how your group discussions went.


Podcasts for Book Lovers

We’ve put together a list of our favourite reading related podcasts for you to enjoy. From celebrity storytelling to a tour of the fascinating connections between Shakespeare and the world around us, there should be something to suit all tastes.

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Summer 2018 Booklist

Now that summer has arrived, we’re all looking for that perfect book to take to the beach. The Reading Agency staff have put together our ultimate summer booklist recommendations, with new and older books that we think everyone should take on their holidays. When your children go to the library to get their books for the Summer Reading Challenge, how about picking up one of these suggestions? What’s your summer book recommendation? Join in the conversation online with #summerread To download...

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Meet the Newcastle City Library Poetry Group

National Poetry Day is coming up on 4 October and we’re getting ready by highlighting a few reading groups that focus on reading poetry.

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