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In conversation with Nels Abbey

In conversation with Nels Abbey

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

The brilliantly funny Nels Abbey speaks on his satirical self-help book ‘Think Like A White Man’, examining race and masculinity at work.

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How do we address racial inequality in the workplace? The brilliantly funny Nels Abbey offers ‘advice’ on how to be successful in a world that sets you up to fail. Think Like a White Man is Nels’ bold and satirical self help book which explains the rules by which mediocre white men continue to get ahead. It is one of the first satirical books on race by a black British author, and is an incisive and timely examination of racism and masculinity today.

Editor: Liz Moseley, Editor and Partner, Tortoise

Buy the book here.

About Nels

Nels Abbey is a British-Nigerian writer and media executive based in London. He was inspired to write Think Like A White Man by his direct experience of trying to build a career in white-dominated industries – first in finance and later in the media. He is also a co-founder of the Black Writers’ Guild, which issued an open letter to publishers calling on them to address the racial inequality within their organisations. Think Like a White Man is Nels’ first book, though his work also appears in the recently published anthology, Safe.

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How do we address racial inequality in the workplace? The brilliantly funny Nels Abbey offers ‘advice’ on how to be successful in a world that sets you up to fail. Think Like a White Man is Nels’ bold and satirical self help book which explains the rules by which mediocre white men continue to get ahead. It is one of the first satirical books on race by a black British author, and is an incisive and timely examination of racism and masculinity today.

Nels is a British-Nigerian writer and media executive based in London. He was inspired to write Think Like A White Man by his direct experience of trying to build a career in white-dominated industries – first in finance and later in the media. He is also a co-founder of the Black Writers’ Guild, which issued an open letter to publishers calling on them to address the racial inequality within their organisations. Think Like a White Man is Nels’ first book, though his work also appears in the recently published anthology, Safe.

Buy the book here


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