I really wanted to love Can You Tolerate This? by Ashleigh Young. I mean, it was perfect for me! It’s an essay collection about youth, ambition, anxiety, the challenges of personal transformation and disappointment! It sounds right up my alley, right? Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to connect to Young’s universe.
Somehow, I feel that it takes courage to put yourself out there, to reveal your past, your pain, your struggles, your darkest sides. Of course I can still talk about the writing, the structure but I feel limited to a certain extent. I am not just rambling on. It’s just very tough for me to write about this book. Why?
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge was published in 2018. It's the winner of several prizes, such as The British Book Awards Non-fiction: Narrative Book of the Year 2018, of the Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year and of the Jhalak Prize. It has also been OurSharedShelf's January/February pick which is Emma Watson's book club.