Join award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge in a powerful and provocative conversation discussing the role of race and racism in modern Britain.
Brisbane Writers Festival 2017
Why I'm Not Talking to White People About Race
Candy Bowers is an award-winning playwright, poet, actor and producer. The CoArtistic Director of Black Honey Company Candy makes fearless, sticky work that delves deep into the heart of radical feminist dreaming and cuts and tickles in equal measure. Her original stage credits include Hot Brown Honey, Sista She, Australian Booty and MC Platypus and Queen Koala’s Hip Hop Jamboree. Her awards include: a UK Total Theatre Award, Green Room Best Ensemble (Theatre Companies), British Council Realise Your Dream Award and Melbourne Fringe Best Performance Award. Candy has written essays, poetry and letters for Peril, Lifted Brow, Junkee, SBS Life, Women of Letters (Penguin) and She's Having a Laugh (Affirm.)
Reni Eddo-Lodge lives in London and has spent half a decade writing, thinking and speaking about racism. Before she was a full-time writer, she was blogger and activist. During that time, The Guardian listed her as one of the 30 most exciting people under 30 in digital media. She has also been listed in Elle Magazine's 100 Inspirational Women list, and The Root's 30 black viral voices under 30. Her work can be found at The New York Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Voice Newspaper, New Humanist Magazine, Buzzfeed, Vice, i-D Magazine and Dazed and Confused Magazine. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is her first book.
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