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KCL SFGH Book Club: The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla

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Join us for our first book club where we will be discussing the essay collection 'The Good Immigrant' edited by Nikesh Shukla

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We are excited to be launching our first Students For Global Health book club where we will be discussing The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla alongside themes in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement. This is open to all members of Students For Global Health nationally and we look forward to welcoming you to the discussion!

Date: Thursday 6th August 2020

Time: 18:30

Location: This event will take place via an online platform. Further details regarding the meeting link and how to join will be emailed once you have secured a ticket.

If you are looking to get your hands on a copy of the book, please consider supporting your local independent bookshops in this time of struggle. Many local libraries also offer free online ebook and audiobook services and may have a copy you can borrow.

About The Good Immigrant:

Bringing together 21 exciting black, Asian and minority ethnic voices emerging in Britain today, The Good Immigrant explores why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay and what it means to be ‘other’ in a country that doesn’t seem to want you, doesn’t truly accept you – however many generations you’ve been here – but still needs you for its diversity monitoring forms.

Inspired by discussion around why society appears to deem people of colour as bad immigrants – job stealers, benefit scroungers, undeserving refugees – until, by winning Olympic races or baking good cakes, or being conscientious doctors, they cross over and become good immigrants, editor Nikesh Shukla has compiled a collection of essays that are poignant, challenging, angry, humorous, heartbreaking, polemic, weary and – most importantly – real.

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