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Race, identity and belonging: Three writers share their personal stories

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Join Nikesh Shukla, Georgina Lawton and Nadia Owusu as they share their personal stories about race, identity and belonging.

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This year, these three brilliant writers have published very different accounts of their experiences growing up in a world that is racist, sexist, classist and ableist.

In Brown Baby, Nikesh Shukla explores themes of racism, feminism and parenting, as well as our shifting ideas of home, to paint an intimate portrait of his childhood that serves as a compelling and moving love letter to both his late mother, and to his two young daughters. Nadia Owusu’s Aftershocks is a stunning and evocatively written account of the author’s experiences as a young girl abandoned by her mother, who was forced to learn a new identity and a new language for every place she moved to. And in Raceless, Georgina Lawton takes the reader around the world, as she journeys to dissect the complex truth behind her racial identity.

In this livestreamed event, chaired by gal-dem editor Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, we invite you to join the conversation as these writers dig into their unique explorations of what it means to belong in an increasingly fractious political and social landscape. You will have the opportunity to share your questions and experiences with our panel in real-time.

Running time: 60 minutes

If you live in the UK, you can purchase each of the three books mentioned above at a discounted price at checkout.*

This event will be hosted on a third-party live streaming platform BlueJeans, please refer to their privacy policy before purchasing a ticket to the event. After registering, please refer to your confirmation email for access to the event.

If you require closed captions to be available on this event notify us on your booking form when making your purchase.

*Please note that in the current circumstances, some books may be delayed. If we experience any delay in getting your copy to you, we will contact you by email to let you know.

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8pm GMT | 9pm CET | 12pm PST | 3pm EST

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If you are unable to join at the time of streaming, this event will be available to watch on demand in the days following. A link to the recording will be sent to all ticket holders.

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