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Book Club Day

...Small Great Things by Jodi Picoultand Why I am no Longer Speaking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge


Book Club Day

Led by: Moestak Hussein, Christine Clinch

...Small Great Things by Jodi Picoultand Why I am no Longer Speaking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Discussions facilitated by Moestak Hussein, Community Coordinator Counter Extremism, Bristol City Council and Christine Clinch, Education and Spiritual Manager at Ammerdown.

‘Small Great Things’, is a work of fiction by American author Jodi Picoult. Picoult chose the title from the words of Martin Luther King,“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”The book deals with the issue of race in America and revolves around the protagonist, a delivery nurse named Ruth Jefferson.

Award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren’t affected by it. She posted a piece on her blog, entitled: ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race’. Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. This is a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.

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Free Event


Book Club Day

Starts: 12th October, 2019

Ends: 12th October, 2019

Cost: £0.00

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9.30am for 10am until 4pm. Course includes coffee, light lunch and afternoon tea. Please book a place for catering purposes.


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Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

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