Other Men’s Shoes – is To Kill A Mockingbird a racist book?

Talk by Tanya Landman – author in residence
Wed 19 Oct
5pm – 6pm
University of Exeter St Lukes Campus, G18
Older teenagers, teachers and parents
Can this much-loved book be viewed as profoundly racist? Tanya Landman discusses the novel in the context of Harper Lee’s recently published earlier work Go Set a Watchman. “To Kill a Mockingbird”, she says, “gives an insight into the subject [of racism] but the way in which it is still read demonstrates that we have a very long way to go before we can declare ourselves to be truly colour blind.”