Book Review of Shirin Housee (2018) Speaking Out Against Racism in the University Space


In Speaking Out, Shirin Housee invites the reader to share in a personal and, at times, emotional and complex journey of some of the lived experiences of minoritised students in UK universities.  In this book, Housee offers many compelling reflections that echo a voice that is finding considerable traction (cf. Arbouin, 2018) in these uncertain and discordant times that deserves to be shared and heard.  Provocatively titled, the reader is provided with a sense of the unseen, silenced, unheard, or ignored accounts of students to offer a more nuanced and critical understanding of racism in universities, whilst offering reflective tools to address an internal innocence or naïveté and to counter institutional racism.   [Review continues]