Reading Race 1 : Non-fiction

Group Convener
Rebecca Harrington

□ We read and think about colonialism, racism and white privilege, educating ourselves on aspects of history and social policy which none of us learnt in school. Currently we have various cultural and class backgrounds, living and working mainly in public sector in London for 40+ years, where understanding diversity, race and power has been of critical importance personally and professionally. Now retired, we are opening our eyes and minds through the exploration of non-fiction writing, including current British experiences of people of colour, history of enslavement and the Atlantic trade, post colonial Africa and the wider history of Empire. We are stimulated by the challenges of how this knowledge and experience can deepen our understanding of racism now, and our own process of learning and change

□ We have included so far the work of Reni Eddo-Lodge, Afua Hirsch, Akala, David Olusoga, Stella Dadzie, Franz Fanon, Susan Williams, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Sathnam Sanghera, William Dalrymple, Shashi Tharoor, Nisid Hajiri, Michael Taylor… and the learning continues!

When and where
Last Wednesday of the month
10.30 a.m.-noon
Group member’s home
No step free access
Steps to entrance and indoors
Numbers for each meeting are limited
Current Group Status
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    Updated October 2023