Book Launch: The Psychosis of Whiteness by Kehinde Andrews

Monday 4th September

Join renowned Professor Kehinde Andrews for an insightful and empowering evening of conversation to celebrate the launch of his new book!

 

Take a step through the looking-glass to a strange land, one where Piers Morgan is a voice worth listening to about race, where white people buy self-help books to help them cope with their whiteness, where Boris Johnson and Donald Trump are seen by the majority of the population as ‘the right (white) man for the job’. Perhaps you know it. All the inhabitants seem to be afflicted by serious delusions, for example that racism doesn’t exist and if it does it can be cured with a one-hour inclusion seminar, and bizarre collective hallucinations, like the widely held idea that Britain’s only role in slavery was to abolish it.

But there is a serious side too. Society cannot face up to the racism at its heart and in its history, so the delusions, irrationalities and hallucinations it conjures up to avoid doing so can only best be described as a psychosis, with the costs being borne by the sons and daughters of that racist history. Living in a racist world is like living in a world that bears no resemblance to reality. Black and brown people suffer from a greater number of mental health difficulties too, caused in no small part by trying to survive a racist society.

Kehinde Andrews is your piercing, wry and not a little funny guide back to sanity, unpicking the absurd and outrageous lies society tells to keep up the status quo. The Psychosis of Whiteness is your lifeboat out of this topsy-turvy world.

Join renowned Professor Kehinde Andrews for an evening of insightful and empowering conversation on surviving the insanity of a racist world to celebrate the launch of his new book, The Psychosis of Whiteness.

Tickets: Free via Eventbrite

**Copies of the book will be available to purchase and have signed at this event ahead of their official publication release date on 07/09/2023**

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The Psychosis of Whiteness

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