And just like that…. after three years in the making and however long researching, The Good Ally is finally out in the world and available in hardback, ebook and audiobook and I can’t wait for you to have it!
The Good Ally is an urgent call to arms to become better allies against racism and provides a thoughtful approach, centering collective healing, to do so.
It is a book for those against persistent racial injustice, hungry to expand their knowledge and understanding of systemic racism in Britain and beyond. It uncovers the roots of racism and its birthplace, anti-Blackness.
It is for those who not only want to be able to better recognise both subtle and overt forms of racism in action, to examine their powerful role in it, but who want to know what to do about it. The answer often lies within.
With a dose of self interrogation and a whole lot of courage, The Good Ally is the answer to ‘what next?’
I will be embarking on a book tour in 2021 and 2022, a mixture of online and in person and it would be great to see you and celebrate with you. You can keep up with all things book over on The Good Ally web page.
It goes without saying it’s important this work reaches as many hands as possible so we can meaningfully and sustainably tackle racism. You can grab a copy from your favourite bookseller, or ask your library to stock it also available on Bookshop.org, Waterstones, Amazon, Afrori Books and for the audio listeners like yours truly, Audible, to name a few! If you would like bulk orders for senior leaders or staff please contact my team who can support with this.
If you can’t see a copy of The Good Ally in your local bookstore please ask for it, demand makes all the difference in being able to get it to you!
Can’t wait to see you with a copy in your hand – tag me on instagram on @novareidofficial with yours using the hashtag #TheGoodAlly. But most importantly, please read it (listen to it) fold the pages, engage with it and return to it again and again. That’s what it has been designed for. The work works, when you do the work. Let’s get started, we’ve got important work to do!
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