Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging

Afua Hirsch In Conversation with Hugh Riminton

Saturday 25 August 2018
2.30PM – 3.30PM
Theatre
National Library of Australia

Best-selling author Afua Hirsch tackles Britain’s racial divide in a compelling and provocative investigation that will resonate with many Australians. The writer, broadcaster and former lawyer writes of the everyday racism that plagues British society in this lively book that has become a Sunday Times bestseller. In conversation with celebrated Australian journalist and author Hugh Riminton.

Afua Hirsch is an author, journalist, broadcaster and former barrister. Having studied and worked across 15 countries in West and Central Africa on international law and development, Afua became the West Africa Correspondent for The Guardian, establishing the paper’s first ever regional bureau in Ghana. She is also the former social affairs editor at Sky News, and the author of the Sunday Times bestselling book  Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging  (2018), winner of the Royal Society for Literature Jerwood Award. Afua appears on regular current affairs debate shows on Sky News, CNN, the BBC, writes a column in The Guardian, and broadcasts, writes and speaks widely on identity, diaspora, socio-economic developments and social justice.

Hugh Riminton is a multi-award-winning journalist whose reporting has taken him many times around the world and to almost every corner of Australia. He has been a foreign correspondent and presenter for CNN and Channel 9, and a political editor and newsreader for Channel TEN, where he still works. Hugh is also on the board of the veteran’s welfare charity Soldier On and the refugee education fund The John Mac Foundation. He is on the advisory board of Media Diversity Australia. He is the author of Minefields: A life In The News Game