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The Problem with My Normal Penis

Myths of Race, Sex and Masculinity


The Problem with my Normal Penis is a frank examination of Obioma’s life as a Black man growing up in London and the honest retelling of how he got to be here. The child of an interracial relationship, it is an unfiltered interrogation of how race and sex have narrowed and defined his identity but most importantly it speaks to the urgency of this conversation, and the common mistakes we make in raising all our children, not just our young Black boys, offering a blueprint for how we can move forward.

A powerful memoir and manifesto for readers of Candice Brathwaite’s I am Not Your Baby Mother, Akala’s Natives and Reni Eddo-Lodge’s Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race, Ugoala offers readers an insight into why the topic of race and gender in Britain are so connected. Challenging some of our most accepted truths, this is an urgent piece of writing that will shock, inspire and motivate.