Swindon Festival of Literature
Wed 9 May
AFUA HIRSCH – on race, identity, and belonging.
You’re British. Your parents are British. You were raised in Britain. Your partner, your children and most of your friends are British. So why do people keep asking you where you are from?
Broadcaster, barrister, social affairs editor for Sky News and prize-winning author, Afua Hirsch is the author of Brit(ish) which is about a search for identity. It looks at our awkward relationship with history, everyday racism and why it’s so tricky to talk about race.
Fairness is a familiar value but immigration is reckoned to be a present problem. Brit(ish) is the story of how and why this came to be and is an urgent call for change.
There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.