Posted on 07/19/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One of these things looks a lot like the other.

At least, that’s what author Reni Eddo-Lodge and her supporters were saying about a new book on a similar topic as her award-winning and bestselling Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race.

Eddo-Lodge complained to the Guardian on Thursday that neither author Ben Lindsay nor his publisher approached her before the unveiling of Lindsay’s We Need To Talk About Race to discuss the similarities between the titles and covers.

While publisher SPCK initially defended the original design, it announced this morning that it would revise the cover and reprint it, apologizing for the "confusion" and expressing hope that it wouldn't distract from the issues raised in each work, according to the Bookseller

Here are the books, side by side, so you can compare:

  

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race — which received a number of literary prizes — explores how to see, acknowledge, and counter racism; We Need To Talk About Race discusses racism and oppression in churches.

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