Lecture: Exotic England
10 December 2015
Room 20, Floor 2
Writer and journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown investigates how the centuries-old English obsession with the East has seeped into every aspect of life and challenges the notion of Englishness.
Queen Victoria with Abdul Karim by Hills & Saunders carbon print, July 1893 © National Portrait Gallery, London
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