This September, Otegha Uwagba joins us in the bookshop to discuss We Need to Talk About Money, an unforgettable blend of memoir and cultural commentary that explores her own complicated relationship with money, and what her wide-ranging experiences say about the world around us.
An extraordinarily candid personal account of the ups and downs wrought by money, We Need To Talk About Money is a vital exploration of stories and issues that will be familiar to most. This is a book about toxic workplaces and misogynist men, about getting payrises and getting evicted. About class and privilege and racism and beauty. About shame and pride, compulsion and fear.
In unpicking the shroud of secrecy surrounding money – who has it, how they got it, and how it shapes our lives – this boldly honest account of one woman’s journey upturns countless social conventions, and uncovers some startling truths about our complex relationships with money in the process.
Otegha Uwagba is the author of the Sunday Times Bestselling Little Black Book: A Toolkit for Working Women published in 2017 and Whites: On Race and Other Falsehoods in 2020.
‘In this compelling book, Otegha confronts the British aversion to discussing money and in doing so reveals she is one of the most original and talented young writers we have.’ – SATHNAM SANGHERA
‘A riveting, confronting memoir – as beautifully written as it is provocative and thoughtful’ – PANDORA SYKES