Main Event

BRIT(ish): Afua Hirsch

With Nikesh Shukla

  • 15
  • Oct

2018

Monday

7.00pm

Head and shoulders image of Afua Hirsch wearing an orange top against a bright blue backgroundUrszula Soltys

  • Head and shoulders image of Afua Hirsch wearing an orange top against a bright blue background

Britain is in the grip of an identity crisis. We believe we’re the nation of abolition, but forget we are of slavery. We are convinced fairness is one of our values, but that immigration is one of our problems. We think we are a colour-blind, post-racial society, but we refuse to discuss it. In her acclaimed and controversial debut book BRIT (ish), broadcaster Afua Hirsch explores this crisis, and the inherent contradictions within it. Through her own upbringing in Wimbledon, her partner’s childhood in Tottenham, and the experiences of many other black and multi-heritage Brits, Afua considers personal identity and the aspects of our lives that shape it. Afua will be in conversation with Observer columnist, novelist, and editor of The Good Immigrant, Nikesh Shukla.

Advance tickets are available for MLF Get Closer Members from Friday 10 August. MLF Membership including advance booking for events starts at £20 a year. For more info, please visit our Membership page or call Quaytickets on 0843 208 0500. General booking will open on Wednesday 15 August.