Reviews

  • "Transformative and revolutionary. Ibram Kendi is today's visionary in the enduring struggle for racial justice. How to Be An Antiracist offers us a necessary and critical way forward"

    Robin DiAngelo, New York Times bestselling author of White Fragility
  • "This latest from the National Book Award-winning author is no guidebook to getting woke… Rather, it is a combination of memoir and extension of Kendi’s towering Stamped From the Beginning (2016) that leads readers through a taxonomy of racist thought to anti-racist action… Never wavering…Kendi methodically examines racism through numerous lenses: power, biology, ethnicity, body, culture, and so forth… This unsparing honesty helps readers, both white and people of color, navigate this difficult intellectual territory. Not an easy read but an essential one"

    Kirkus (Starred Review)
  • "[Ibram Kendi’s] work through his books and the Antiracist Research and Policy Center is so vital in today’s sociopolitical climate. As a society, we need to start treating antiracism as action, not emotion – and Ibram is helping us do that"

    Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race
  • "Groundbreaking, brilliant, fearless"

    David Olusoga (on Stamped from the Beginning), Observer
  • "A powerful, thought-provoking book that features a dizzying array of characters, deftly navigates complex intellectual terrain and draws on a wealth of evidence"

    (on Stamped from the Beginning), Literary Review