Black British authors top UK book charts in wake of BLM protests

Bernardine Evaristo and Reni Eddo-Lodge take No 1 slots in wake of anti-racist demonstrations, as Waterstones staff ask chain to support causeBernardine Evaristo and Reni Eddo-Lodge have become the first black British women to top the UK’s fiction and nonfiction paperback charts, in a week where black authors lined up to slam British publishing as a “hostile environment”, and as bookshop chain Waterstones is being urged by staff to donate to the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of soaring sales of black authors.Evaristo’s Booker-winning novel Girl, Woman, Other topped the paperback fiction chart this week, making her the first woman of colour to take that spot. And Eddo-Lodge topped the paperback nonfiction chart with her 2017 book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, making her the first black British author to hold the spot. Barack and Michelle Obama have both topped the hardback nonfiction charts, as has British chef Lorraine Pascale. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-10 13:46:40 UTC ]
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