RaveiNews (UK)There is a plethora of anti-racism texts to choose from at the moment – book deals aplenty followed the Black Lives Matter resurgence in the summer of 2020 – but few pack as big a punch as this ... Emma Dabiri cuts through the regurgitated discourse, providing practical advice and hopeful solutions for a world beyond the banality of the \'Is X racist?\' media debates which seem to occur almost weekly ... a thoughtful, nuanced read that is deftly researched and studded with relevant reflections from Dabiri’s own life in Ireland, the UK and the US ... Her takedowns of online activism and allyship, as well as her insights into postcolonialism and collectivism, are suitable for readers of any background ... An academic and presenter, Dabiri is on top form when applying her razor-sharp analysis to the symbiotic relationship between capitalism and racism, and how it harms us all ... Throughout the book Dabiri alludes to the ways in which racism and neoliberalism is a distraction from protecting the Earth; I would have loved a little more on this ... Nevertheless, on finishing I was filled with optimism – not just for Dabiri’s future as a writer and intellectual, but for the ambitious new world order which she imagines for all of us.
Zakiya Dalila Harris
RaveiNews (UK)Harris crafts a complex and layered character in Nella Rogers ... Harris is adept at refracting awkward office politics; the false niceties exchanged between co-workers and the annoying office rituals, things implied but not said ... At times the dialogue feels a little too constructed, almost as if it has been written straight for the screen, but I still found myself whizzing through it, hungry for more. It is the blending of the personal and political that really brings the story to life ... as bold as it is brilliant.