Tomiwa Owolade

Thu 13 July 2023

Interviewed by Colin Grant

This is Not America: Why We Need a Different Conversation on Race

Across the West, racial injustice has become a matter of urgency. In his new book New Statesman contributing writer Tomiwa Owolade argues that, in the rush to get it right, we have been looking in the wrong place. Too much of the debate around racism in Britain is viewed through the prism of American ideas that do not reflect the history, challenges and achievements of black communities at home.

Humane, empirical and passionate, his book promises to start a new conversation around race, and vitally, shed light on black British Life today.