Yasmin Alibhai-Brown at Edinburgh Book Festival
- 25 Aug 2015
- 14:15 -15:15
- Garden Theatre, Edinburgh
What does national identity mean in an era of multiracial culture? Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is one of Britain’s most important commentators on multiculturalism: in Exotic England she describes ‘a curious nation’ that has developed thanks to its long history of immigration. Bidisha is a writer and human rights journalist whose book Asylum and Exile depicts the bravery of people who have left everything behind to seek sanctuary on this island.
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a Ugandan-born British journalist and author, who describes herself as a 'leftie liberal, anti-racist, feminist, Muslim, part-Pakistani, and... a very responsible person'. Currently a regular columnist for The Independentand the London Eveninig Standard, she is a well-known commentator on issues relating to immigration, diversity and multiculturalism. Yasmin will read from and talk about her recently published book, Refusing the Veil.
Getting there 5A Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH2 4DR
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