An unfettered call to anti-racist action by the activist, political commentator and public speaker, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu.
This book is the hard conversation we must have.
In 2020 we have seen clearer than ever that Black people are still fighting for the right to be judged by the content of their character and not the colour of their skin. In the words of the author, "there is no freedom without rights and no rights without the freedom to exercise those rights."
This book demands change, because black people are done waiting.
In This Is Why I Resist activist and political commentator, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu digs down into the deep roots of racism and anti-blackness in the UK and the US. Using real life examples from the modern day, Dr Shola shows us the different forms racism takes in our day-to-day lives and asks us to raise our voice to end the oppression. She delves into subjects not often explored such as racial gatekeepers, white ingratitude, performative allyship (those black squares on Instagram), current identity politics and abuse of the Black trans community.
Where Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race and Me and White Supremacy take White people by the hand to help them negotiate issues of race, This Is Why I Resist offers no such comfort, but instead asks WHEN will we progress, because Black Lives Matter and we need change.
It's time for a conscious revolution.
This Is Why I Resist is an urgent and timely anti-racist call to action - Diva Magazine
This Is Why I Resist is compelling, serious yet witty, but most of all, passionate. - Bad Form
There are parts of This Is Why I Resist that made me laugh out loud, although I am not sure that many will laugh when they read this book. Whether you laugh or cry you'll gain an understanding of why we still resist. - PoliticsHome
A searing and striking read - The Voice
Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu is a political and women's rights activist, qualified New York Attorney and Solicitor of England & Wales. She is the founder of the Women in Leadership publication. She is a public speaker and political commentator in mainstream and online media, routinely making appearances on Sky News, This Morning, Good Morning Britain and CNN. This Is Why I Resist is her first book.