Rachel Dolezal's new memoir will discuss 'discrimination she suffered while living as a black woman'


It's fair to say that 2015 was an eventful year for Rachel Dolezal.

The former chapter president for the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) in the US was widely criticised and eventually stepped down from her role when her parents "outed" her for hiding the fact she was white.

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Protesters during a demonstration calling for Rachel Dolezal to step down because of allegations of integrity and credibility issues (Young Kwak/AP)

Now the controversial figure is releasing a memoir telling the story of her evangelical upbringing and path to a senior position in the Spokane NAACP.

The Amazon description for In Full Colour: Finding my Place in a Black and White World begins boldly:

"A lot of people think they know what Rachel Dolezal is.

Race faker. Liar. Opportunist. Crazy bitch. But they don't get to decide who Rachel Dolezal is."

The description goes on to say the memoir will make readers "consider race in an entirely new light -- not as a biological imperative, but as a function of the experiences we have, the culture we embrace, and, ultimately, the identity we choose".

As should probably have been expected, people reacted with derision at the news that Dolezal would be bringing out a book discussing the "discrimination she's suffered while living as a black woman", according to the book's Amazon pre-order page.

The memoir will be released on Amazon on March 28 2017, and something tells us the drama isn't over yet.