Ijeoma Oluo’s ‘Mediocre’ dissects white supremacy in America. She’d rather be writing about something else.

“It takes a huge toll to live the trauma of being a Black person in a white-supremacist country and then write it as well,” Oluo says. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-03 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Ijeoma Oluo’s new book interrogates white male mediocrity

In her latest book, out now, Oluo examines the cultural and political underpinnings of what she calls the “mediocre-white-man-industrial complex.” As protests against police brutality and racial injustice swept the country this summer, Ijeoma Oluo’s debut book, So You Want to Talk About Race was... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Quercus to publish YA edition of Saad's Me and White Supremacy

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Instagram user accused of capitalising from Ijeoma Oluo’s anti-racist book

The white woman behind the popular Instagram account @soyouwanttotalkabout has apologised after claims that she has co-opted the black author’s brandThe white woman behind an Instagram account with almost three million followers has apologised for the “harm” she caused to bestselling black... Continue reading at The Guardian

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How Booksellers Were Complicit in the Resurgence of White Supremacy and the Rise of Donald Trump

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In a keynote Q&A with HarperOne executive editor Rakesh Satyal, Ijeoma Oluo advocated for ordinary people dismantling racism at the grassroots level and spoke about her forthcoming book, 'Be a Revolution.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Melvin Burgess | 'Like a lot of white folks, I’ve been wary of writing Black characters'

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Black America, White violence and generations of unhealed wounds

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