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Otegha Uwagba in Conversation

Otegha Uwagba in Conversation

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In We Need To Talk About Money, a combined memoir and cultural commentary, Otegha Uwagba explores her own complicated relationship with money, and what these experiences might say about the world around us.

A deeply honest account of the ups and downs wrought by money, We Need To Talk About Money explores issues and dynamics that will be familiar to most of us. This is a book about toxic workplaces and sexist bosses. About getting payrises and not getting payrises. About class and privilege and racism and beauty standards. About shame and pride, compulsion and fear. In unpicking the shroud of secrecy surrounding money - together with our collective refusal to talk openly about it - this searing account uncovers some shocking truths about our complex relationships with money.

This event is also part of the Folkestone Book Festival Digital Pass. By booking a Digital Pass you'll be able to access all the talks and events and revisit anything you missed for up to a week after the festival.

You will need to order your pass at least 24 hours before the start of the first event you wish to attend.


Otegha Uwagba is the author of The Little Black Book: A toolkit for Working Women and Whites: On Race and Other Falsehoods. She is also a speaker, brand consultant and founder of Women Who, a London-based multi-media platform aimed at creative women.

Devoured this. Sharp, pointed, clear and brutal stuff.
- Nikesh Shukla

This event will be chaired by Tomiwa Foloronso.

A copy of their book can be found on the CCCU website (

This year the Festival will be presented online and in person wherever possible and in line with the latest government guidance. You can find more information about the Festival here.

This event is a Folkestone Book Festival screened event at Quarterhouse. Speakers will be streamed live from their homes to our auditorium for a limited audience. All events can also be enjoyed online as part of our Digital Pass.

Creative Folkestone Book Festival is made possible thanks to the generous support of our funders and partners. We are proud to welcome the return of NewsNow as our Principal Partner for the Creative Folkestone Book Festival.


Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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Quarterhouse live streaming £3 / £2.70
Streamed as part of Book Festival Digital Pass

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