We Need to talk about money by Otegha Uwagba
‘One of the most original and talented young writers we have.’ Sathnam Sanghera
‘A must-read.’ Elizabeth Day
‘A beautiful, searingly personal account of a world defined by money, full of courage and truth telling.’ Owen Jones
We totally are fan girls of Otegha Uwagba, a highly original and intelligent thinker. Her newest book lifts the lid on that essential part of life that no-one talks enough about - money! She explores the impact money, wealth, or the lack thereof, shapes our life experiences, and dives deep into the intersections of class, race and finance.
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.
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