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Who this event is for
JHB Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
’Brit(ish)’ is about a search for identity. It is about the everyday racism that plagues British society. It is about our awkward, troubled relationship with our history. It is about why liberal attempts to be ‘colour-blind’ have caused more problems than they have solved. It is about why we continue to avoid talking about race.
Afua’s personal and provocative investigation explores a very British crisis of identity. We are a nation in denial about our past and our present. We believe we are the nation of abolition, but forget we are the nation of slavery. We are convinced that fairness is one of our values, but that immigration is one of our problems.
Afua Hirsch is a writer and broadcaster. Brit(ish) is her first book and was awarded a RSL Jerwood Prize for Non-Fiction.
This event is part of Black History Month 2018 at Brookes.