Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging

Hirsch, Afua

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You’re British. Your parents are British. You were raised in Britain. Your partner, your children and most of your friends are British. So why do people keep asking you where you are from? ‘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 Hirsch 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. ‘Brit(ish)’ is the story of how and why this came to be, and an urgent call for change.

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From Afua Hirsch – co-presenter of Samuel L. Jackson’s major BBC TV series Enslaved – the Sunday Times bestseller that reveals the uncomfortable truth about race and identity in Britain today.

You’re British.

Your parents are British.

Your partner, your children and most of your friends are British.

So why do people keep asking where you’re from?

We are a nation in denial about our imperial past and the racism that plagues our present. Brit(ish) is Afua Hirsch’s personal and provocative exploration of how this came to be – and an urgent call for change.

The book for our divided and dangerous times’
David Olusoga

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Weight0.309 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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