P&P Live!: Georgina Lawton — Raceless: In Search of Family, Identity, and the Truth About Where I Belong - in conversation with Shayla Lawson and Sarah Ried

Upcoming Event
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 6:00pm

From The Guardian’s Georgina Lawton, a moving examination of how racial identity is constructed—through the author’s own journey grappling with secrets and stereotypes, having been raised by white parents with no explanation as to why she looked black.

Raceless is an exploration of a fundamental question: what constitutes our sense of self? Drawing on her personal experiences and the stories of others, Lawton grapples with difficult questions about love, shame, grief, and prejudice, and reveals the nuanced and emotional journey of forming one’s identity.

Georgina Lawton is a journalist, speaker, writer, and host of The Secrets in Us podcast. Previously a columnist for The Guardian, she has also written for VICE, Marie Claire, Refinery29, Bustle, The Times (London), Stylist, Time Out London, and other outlets, where she writes about identity, travel, and culture.

Shayla Lawson is the author of THIS IS MAJOR: NOTES ON DIANA ROSS, DARK GIRLS & BEING DOPE and three poetry collections: I THINK I'M READY TO SEE FRANK OCEAN, A SPEED EDUCATION IN HUMAN BEING and PANTONE. She has written for ESPN, Salon, Guernica, Vulture and THE CUT. A MacDowell and Yaddo Artist Colony Fellow, Shayla Lawson writes poems with Chet’la Sebree. She is a 2020 National Book Critics Circle Finalist.

Sarah Ried is the editor of RACELESS and an associate editor at HarperCollins.

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ISBN: 9780063009486
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 23rd, 2021

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