EQI’s Feminist Book List: Anti-racism and decentring Whiteness



This month’s book list is focused on anti-racism, decolonising, and decentring Whiteness.


A black and white photo of a Black man standing underneath an umbrella in a crowd of people, wearing a mask. The two book covers, 'Talking To My Country' by Stan Grant, and 'Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race' by Reni Eddo-Lodge, are superimposed over the photo.

Every two months we put together a themed book list – and this month we focus on everything anti-racism, decolonising, and decentring Whiteness. If you want to learn more about systemic racism, what it’s like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia, and what the term ‘white fragility’ is, these books are a great place to start.

Contact us on socials @theequalityinstitute and let us know what other books we should add to the list!

Loan these from your local library, pick up a second-hand copy, or buy them new at your local bookstore!

  • Me and White Supremacy, Layla F Saad
  • So You Want To Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo
  • Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia, Edited by Anita Heiss
  • Us Women, Our Ways, Our World, Edited by Darlene Oxenham, Jeannie Herbert, Jill Milro and Pat Dudgeon
  • The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
  • Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, Brittney Cooper
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, Ibram X. Kendi
  • Sister Girl, Jackie Huggins
  • Talkin Up to the White Woman, Aileen Moreton Robinson
  • White Tears Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Colour, Ruby Hamad
  • The Hate Race, Maxine Beneba Clarke
  • Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption, Rafia Zakaria
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin Diangelo
  • Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Talking To My Country, Stan Grant
  • Because A White Man’ll Never Do It, Kevin Gilbert
  • Dark Emu, Bruce Pascoe
  • Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay
  • Tell Me Why: The Story of my Life and My Music, Archie Roach
  • Invisible Women, Caroline Criado Perez

See the full book list on Goodreads.