New Book: Why Race Still Matters

My latest book, Why Race Still Matters (Polity 2020) was published in the UK on April 24 2020. Click here to buy For updates about readings, interviews and related online events please check my Twitter and my new account @alanalentinwriter on Instagram ‘Why are you making…

Belongg book club

Belongg Author Talk

The Delhi-based Belongg book club invited me to read from and talk about my book on May 20. The online event was hosted by Manjari Sahay and there was an opportunity for participants in the webinar to pose questions. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Here is the video…

Yeah Nah Pasaran interview

I was delighted to be interviewed by Andy Fleming and Cam Smith of the Yeah Nah Pasaran podcast on Naarm (Melbourne)-based Community radio 3CR. The interview covered my new book, Why Race Still Matters. We also touched on the recent furore in the securitisation studies branch of international relations…

Chapter 3: Making it About Race

This reading from Chapter 3 of ‘Why Race Still Matters’ recalls the 2018 ‘Lefty Boot Camp’ sketch from Australian satirical news show, Tonightly, in which antiracists are admonished for the failures of ‘the left’. I argue that a lack of interest in the actual history of…

Robbie Shilliam

Why Race Still Matters endorsed by Prof Robbie Shilliam

Robbie Shilliam is Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. His endorsement of Why Race Still Matters means a lot to me because he is one of the intellectuals writing on race who has bridged the European, the US and the Pacific experience in his…