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University of East London, Docklands Campus

Knowledge Dock (Zone 3)

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E16 2RD

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Where are you really from? 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?

You are invited to an evening with Afua Hirsch to discuss her new book Brit(ish) - On Race, Identity and Belonging Brit(ish).

5.00pm - Registration, networking and refreshments. 6.00pm - Discussion starts

The book is about a search for identity. 'It is about the everyday racism that plagues British society. It is about our awkward, troubled relationship with our history. It is about why liberal attempts to be ‘colour-blind’ have caused more problems than they have solved. It is about why we continue to avoid talking about race.In this personal and provocative investigation, Afua Hirsch explores a very British crisis of identity. We are a nation in denial about our past and our present. We believe we are the nation of abolition, but forget we are the nation of slavery. We are convinced that fairness is one of our values, but that immigration is one of our problems. Brit(ish) is the story of how and why this came to be, and an urgent call for change.' Read more here.

The evening will provide an opportunity to talk to Afua about her book with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.

Afua Hirsch is a writer, broadcaster, barrister and human rights development worker. She is the Social Affairs and Education Editor for Sky News and was previously a correspondent for the British newspaper The Guardian.


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University of East London, Docklands Campus

Knowledge Dock (Zone 3)

University Way

London

E16 2RD

United Kingdom

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