Jhalak Prize and WOW Award for Reni Eddo-Lodge
Posted on 12/03/2018, in News
Reni Eddo-Lodge has won the 2018 Jhalak Prize for Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race. The judges’ decision was unanimous and the book was described by the judges as “a thunderclap of a book” and “timely and essential, thought-provoking, complex and yet completely accessible. A must read for every Briton”.
The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour is an annual award seeks to celebrate books by British/British resident BAME writers.
Reni was also recently awarded the Bold Moves Award at the Southbank Centre’s Women of the World (WOW) Women in Creative Industries Awards for her best-selling Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race. The judges called it ‘a nuanced and balanced conversation around race, which shifted the discourse towards the voices of people of colour’. The award is for a woman who has taken “daring, bold and ambitious actions, either personally or in their work, which have positively impacted creative form and forged new ways of working”.
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race was a Sunday Times bestseller, was selected by Emma Watson for her ‘Our Shared Shelf’ book club, was chosen as Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year, Blackwell’s Non-Fiction Book of the Year, and longlisted for the 2017 Baille Gifford Prize.
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