This book is a memoir by Andre Henry chronicling his experiences as a black man fighting for racial justice. It is an intensely personal and introspective account of the author’s struggles and successes, as well as the relationships he has forged along the way. Through highs and lows,Henry offers readers a unique perspective on what it means to be “all in” when it comes to standing up against racism.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for individuals who are passionate about racial justice and are looking to gain a deeper understanding of what that fight looks like from the inside. It offers an honest and unflinching portrayal of the challenges faced by those committed to this cause, as well as the personal growth that can come with it.
- Raw and honest
- Provides insight into the personal toll of fighting for social justice
- Offers a unique perspective on racism
- Could be more concise
- May alienate readers who are not black or “woke”
- Could provide more actionable solutions
Learn more about the author
Andre Henry is a writer, thinker and community organizer who has spent the last two decades fighting for racial justice. Born and raised in Detroit, he currently resides in Oakland, CA with his wife and son.
“All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep is a must read for all who are looking to gain insight on what it means to be black in America. Andre Henry doesn’t hold anything back as he shares stories of heartache, pain, and ultimate redemption. This book will leave you inspired and equipped with tangible tools necessary to fight against injustice.”
“All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep is a raw and powerful memoir that takes readers on a journey of self-discovery. Andre Henry doesn’t shy away from tough truths or hard pills to swallow; instead, he lays his heart bare, offering hope and inspiration along the way. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what it means to be black in America today.”
“Raw, powerful, and unflinchingly honest . . .”
“It takes a lot of courage to be so open and vulnerable about one’s life journey, especially when that journey is fraught with pain and disappointment. But Henry does just that, unflinchingly confronting the racism he has experienced head-on while also celebrating the beautiful moments of hope and connection he has found along the way. This book is an essential read for anyone who wants to better understand what it means to be black in America today.”