Kwame Anthony Appiah - The Lies that Bind
Friday 21st September 20:00 at We the Curious, Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5DB
How do we craft identities? Is identity personal? Or are the identities that shape the world, our struggles and our hopes actually social ones, shared with countless others? What roles do family, nationality, culture, class, race and religion play in the shaping of our sense of self?
In his book The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity, Kwame Anthony Appiah challenges our assumptions about how identity works, weaving personal anecdotes with historical, cultural and literary examples to explore the entanglements within the stories we tell ourselves. He examines how identities are created by conflict, questioning misleading myths and offering a new way for us to think about ourselves and our communities.
This is a Bristol Festival of Ideas event, tickets are available through their website.
We the Curious, Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5DB
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