Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging (Hardback)
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Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages
Published: 01/02/2018

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Challenging the harmful legacy of white-centred British history, this is a powerful, hard-hitting examination of modern, divided Britain. Deconstructing the iconography of the Imperial past and its poisonous racist legacy in the modern age, Brit(ish) is essential reading for our times.

Where are you really from? 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.

In this personal and provocative investigation, 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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781911214281
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 611 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 36 mm

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“The personal is political”

A fantastic exploration of race in Britain today through the lens of Afua Hirsch's own experiences growing up as a mixed-race Briton, from the difficulties of finding beauty products for Afro hair to exploring... More

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“An important and beautiful read”

This book needs to be read by everyone who claims they "don't see colour" or "race doesn't matter". Race needs to be seen, acknowledged and embraced, and this is the perfect book for... More

Paperback edition
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“Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch”

This is a book about identity politics, about what it is like to be black and British, or rather black and living in the UK over the last thirty to forty years. This is a book about identity, and that necessarily... More

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