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Room for Reading / Elvira Dyangani Ose


1 - 30 November 2019

To accompany 'A Place for the Work and the Human Being’, this year’s Room for Reading programme will feature monthly online selections by the participating speakers. We hope to make texts freely available as an online resource where possible.

Elvira Dyangani Ose has selected 'Against Race: Imagining Political Culture Beyond the Color Line' by Paul Gilroy, a British historian, writer and academic, who is the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Race and Racism at University College London. 'Against Race' contends that race-thinking has distorted the finest promises of modern democracy. Throughout this publication Gilroy calls for the renunciation of race and offers a new political language and a new moral vision for what was once called “anti-racism.”