Reviews

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

    Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility
  • "Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law and science, bringing it all together with an engaging personal narrative… How To Be An Antiracist is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society"

    The Voice
  • "This is no guidebook to getting woke. Rather, it is an extension of Kendi’s towering Stamped From the Beginning 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 colour, navigate this difficult intellectual territory. Essential"

    Kirkus (Starred Review)
  • "Groundbreaking, brilliant, fearless"

    David Olusoga (on Stamped from the Beginning), Observer
  • "You should read it for its arguments about what racism is. Nor should you dodge it on the basis that you knew all this already – like me, you almost certainly didn't"

    David Aaronovitch (on Stamped from the Beginning), The Times
  • "Lucid, accessible, unyielding. Kendi’s most important insight might help rethink anti-racist activism"

    Sadiah Qureshi (on Stamped from the Beginning), New Statesman