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‘I Don’t See Race’ The Good Immigrant -Discussion with Vera Chok

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5 Caledonian Road

Kings Cross

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N1 9DX

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An informal discussion around skin colour politics, (in)visibility and the intersection between race and gender, with readings from ‘The Good Immigrant’, curated by Vera Chok, co-author of the book.

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"The Good Immigrant is a lively and vital intervention into the British cultural conversation around race. Instead of statistics and dogma we find real human experience and impassioned argument – and it's funny and moving, too. A must read!" (Zadie Smith)

"The stories are sometimes funny, sometimes brutal, always honest … if I could, I’d push a copy of this through the letter box of every front door in Britain." (Independent)

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Vera grew up in Malaysia and is of Chinese descent. Vera contributed a chapter to The Good Immigrant (Book of the Year 2016, BBC Book of the Week, #1 on Guardian Books and Amazon bestseller) and is also published by the Guardian, Rising, Yauatcha Life, and The Brautigan Free Press.

In 2015, Vera was listed as one of the UK's 15 Theatre Faces to Watch (What' s On Stage) and was nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award (Best Debut Performance). As a maker, Vera writes and produces mischievous and subversive pieces that investigate the construction of meaning, connection, and performativity. Vera is particularly interested in race, sex and gender and uses comedy as a weapon.

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