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Sarfraz Manzoor: What Muslims and Non-Muslims Get Wrong About Each Other

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Journalist, author, screenwriter and broadcaster Sarfraz Manzoor will be joining us for a livestreamed event to talk about his new book.

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Having grown up in a working-class Pakistani Muslim family in Luton, Manzoor was raised to believe that they were different, that they would never accept him. They were white people. In today’s deeply divided Britain, where right-wing populist and xenophobic rhetoric reins over tolerance, and misinformation spreads faster than fact, we are often told that the they are Muslims.

THEY: What Muslims and Non-Muslims Get Wrong About Each Other is the powerful and inspiring new book from Manzoor. In it, he intricately weaves together history, reportage and memoir to paint a vivid and often moving portrait of Britain as never before. Tackling “otherness” and notions of belonging, as well as the myth of British identity, Manzoor searches for the roots of division, explores how Islam is a more tolerant and progressive faith than commonly assumed, and embarks on a journey for a more positive future.

Join him, in conversation with the Guardian's Claire Armitstead, as he puts forward his fiercely urgent and profoundly personal story of modern Britain.

Running time: 60 minutes

If you live in the United Kingdom, you can purchase a ticket with a copy of THEY: What Muslims and Non-Muslims Get Wrong About Each Other at checkout for the special combined price of £21 including postage and packing (RRP £20).

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