Otegha Uwagba on black lives matter and the burden of white guilt


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Otegha Uwagba is an inspiration. Aged 25, fed up with her job in advertising, she quit and decided to establish herself as a freelance writer, setting up the networking platform Women Who, and self-publishing Little Black Book: A Toolkit For Working Women. After a sell-out print run, it was snapped up by a publisher and became a Sunday Times best-seller - and Otegha is now working on another book, We Need to Talk About Money, due out next year. But the aftermath of George Floyd’s death - and the global outpouring of anguish that ensued - prompted her to set aside the latter and write Whites: On Race and Other Falsehoods, an absolutely brilliant analytical essay which dissects uncomfortable truths about racism and white complicity, and points out some of the problems with the reaction to the black lives matter movement from otherwise well-meaning white people. I found both the book - and our conversation - absolutely riveting and I hope you do too.

By the book here: https://www.waterstones.com/book/whites/otegha-uwagba/9780008440428

Twitter: @OteghaUwagba / @aliceazania
Instagram: @oteghauwagba / @aliceazania

Edited by Chelsey Moore

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