What stories do we tell ourselves, our family, officials and monitoring forms, about who we are and where we come from? Issues of nationality, identity and immigration have rarely been more prominent in public discourse, nor more loaded. Award-winning writer Nikesh Shukla commissioned 21 British BAME writers to write about what it means to be an immigrant in today’s UK, with effervescent results.
The resulting anthology, The Good Immigrant is “a powerful antidote to generalisation and lazy thinking” (The Spectator). Nikesh is joined by contributor Salena Godden, one of the UK’s foremost spoken word artists and author of childhood memoir Springfield Road. They will be reading and talking with writer, broadcaster and barrister Afua Hirsch, whose first book Brit(ish),
exploring Britishness and identity, is out next year.
The Good Immigrant was the most mentioned Book of the Year in 2016. Find out for yourself why it affects so many readers.
Shuttle bus to/from Lewes train station and Charleston available for main events and workshops
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