This is Why I Resist: Don't Define my Black Identity by Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu (signed hardback)
This hardback copy of This Is Why I Resist has been signed by the author, activist and political commentator Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu. It's a first edition (not first printing.)
Mos-Shogbamimu digs down into the deep roots of racism and anti-blackness in the UK and the US. Using real life examples from the modern day, the author shows us the different forms racism takes in our day-to-day lives and asks us to raise our voice to end the oppression. She delves into subjects not often explored such as racial gatekeepers, white ingratitude, performative allyship (those black squares on Instagram), current identity politics and abuse of the Black trans community.
'Written with fearless articulacy, this book recalibrates the conversation on race to ignite transformational change.' David Lammy MP
'This book is a passionate call to arms for anyone who wishes to look the other way. It is a must read.' Professor Kate Williams
'Inclusive, exciting and focused... a fantastic point of reference for intersectional anti-racism work, no matter who you are.' Munroe Bergdorf
In 2020 saw more clearly than ever that Black people are still fighting for the right to be judged by the content of their character and not the colour of their skin. In the words of the author, "there is no freedom without rights and no rights without the freedom to exercise those rights."
Where other books take White people by the hand to help them negotiate issues of race, This Is Why I Resist offers no sugar-coated comfort, instead it challenges and asks WHEN will White people progress on race inclusion. Black Lives Matter and change is now.
Signed hardback, 272 pages.