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British-Nigerian Writer Reni Eddo-Lodge Makes UK Literature History

Amid ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, Reni Eddo-Lodge is the first Black British author to take the number-one spot on the UK's official charts with her book 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'.

The Guardian reports that Reni Eddo-Lodge has become the first Black British author ever to take the number-one spot on the Nielsen BookScan's UK top 50 with her book Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race. The only other Black author to take the number-one spot in the charts' history was Former US First Lady Michelle Obama for her memoir Becoming. The news comes at a time when Black Lives Matter protests, which began a few weeks ago in America, have spread to several other countries across the world as conversations around police brutality and systemic racism take centre stage.

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7 Things We Learned From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Reni Eddo-Lodge in Conversation

The talk was part of Women of the World Festival at London's Southbank Centre.