Author Profile : Reni Eddo-Lodge

Author Profile :  Reni Eddo-Lodge is an British journalist, author and columnist.

Name: Reni Eddo-Lodge

Timeline: : 201 - Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Background: Reni Eddo-Lodge was born on September 25th, 1989 and is 30 years of age. She was born in London, England, United Kingdom. She was raised by her Nigerian mother in London. Reni Eddo-Lodge completed her studies at St. Annes Catholic School in Enfield and studied English Literature University of Central Lancashire. She completed her graduation in 2011. Reni Eddo-Lodge was involved in the student protest movement in 2010 and also in feminist activism.

Eddo-Lodge has worked as a freelance journalist and written for various publications including The Independent, The New York Times, The Voice, The Daily Telegraph, i-D, BuzzFeed and Dazed & Confused.

Genre: Exposing structural racism and feminism are her two main subjects, Reni Eddo-Lodge’s writings focus upon.

Literary Contributions: Her notable work includes Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race in 2017 In June 2017 the polemic was made available online as well as bookshops. In March 2018 her book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race won the Jhalak Prize. The book has been called ‘essential’ by Marlon James. Judges praised the book as a ‘clarion call for action’ which serves as a warning as well as holds up a mirror to contemporary Britain.

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Until 2012 she was President of the students’ union of the University of Central Lancashire. From 2012 to 2013 she was elected member of the National Executive Council of the National Union of Students.

Eddo-Lodge and activist Caroline Criado Perez have discussed the year in feminism on the BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, in December 2013. It seems that Criado Perez has implied that Eddo-Lodge had abused other feminists online during an intersectional discussion. Criado Perez sought apology for the way her comments could have been interpreted, but Eddo-Lodge was accused by former Conservative MP Louise Mensch for ‘bullying’.

Eddo-Lodge has also discussed issues related to feminism on BBC Radio 3’s Night Waves. She has also been judge in the BBC Woman Hour Power List 2014, in April 2014.

She teamed up and created About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge with podcast producer Renay Richardson which was premiered in March 2018 and named by British GQ and Wired as the best podcasts of 2018. Britain’s modern relationship with race has been examined by the podcast.

To mark the centenary of British women winning the right to vote, Eddo-Lodge was selected as one of the seven prominent women in Britain to be photographed for British Vogue in January 2018. She has also been listed in the 2020 Powerlist as being the top 100 amongst the most influential people in Britain from African / African-Carribean descent.

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