Festival Program

MWF Digital

Emma Dabiri: What White People Can Do Next

Fri 3 Sep, 8am

Available on demand from 8am, 3 Sep to midnight, 15 Sep

Celebrated Irish-Nigerian author Emma Dabiri’s What White People Can Do Next cuts through the noise of online discourse to offer a robust and nuanced examination of race and class. Drawing from lived experience and academic study, Dabiri expertly outlines how the idea of race was constructed to bolster capitalism, while articulating a powerful vision of how to forge a future that works for us all. See her in conversation with Santilla Chingaipe about a deeply practical treatise told with intellectual rigour and razor-sharp wit.


1 hour


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Santilla Chingaipe is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. She is a regular contributor to The Saturday Paper and serves as a member of the Federal Government’s Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations. Her first non-fiction book is forthcoming and her documentary based on the book Our African Roots will air later this year on SBS.

Emma Dabiri is an Irish-Nigerian academic, activist, broadcaster and teaching fellow in the Africa department at SOAS University of London and a Visual Sociology PhD researcher at Goldsmiths. Her 2019 debut Don’t Touch My Hair was an Irish Times Bestseller and published to critical and commercial acclaim. Her latest book What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition is an instant Irish Times and Sunday Times bestseller.

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