Behind The Book

Presentation from the Barbados launch of I'm Tired of Racism

Hello friends,

As you know, I recently launched I’m Tired of Racism in Barbados, almost a year after it was originally published. As part of the launch, I shared some thoughts on the genesis of the book - part of which is in this newsletter - and the publishing process. I thought you might like to see them.

Behind the Book: ITOR Barbados Launch 28 October 2023

Welcome everyone, I really appreciate you being here. Thank you for being here to celebrate the Barbados launch of "I'm Tired of Racism: True Stories of Existing While Black", originally published just over a year ago. 

If you'd asked me 10 years ago if I would ever publish a book about racism, I'd probably have said no. And if you'd asked me the same question 5 years ago, I'd probably have given the same answer. Yet, standing here today, it seems unthinkable to have done anything else.

I've experienced racism, of course, but I didn't talk about it in public spaces. This book is one sign that that has changed.

When people ask me about the genesis of the book I have a few answers - and they're all part of the truth.

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