The black child who assumes that stories have to be about white people. The Asian woman who is treated as a mail-order bride if she goes out with a white man.
Nikesh Shluka invited 20 people of colour to write about their experiences of growing up and living in Britain. The result is a set of essays that are dramatic, mundane, funny, passionate, eloquent and angry. Together they make “a document of what it means to be a person of colour now”, what it’s like to live with a constant background of stereotypes, assumptions and prejudice.
Join us to discuss this provocative and thought-provoking collection. The guest expert is John Shinner, Director of Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support.
The event is free to attend and is open to all - no booking required. If you don't have time to read the book, a summary will be available.
Email Sue Kay (email@example.com) or call DDE on 01392 438811 for enquiries.
An initiative of Devon Development Education, Global Book Club Plymouth is supported by the University of Plymouth.