Meet Afua

Afua Hirsch is a British writer, broadcaster and best-selling author


Made in Africa, for everyone

Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging

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?



Women of the World 2020

Join us for the WOWxBBC Festival on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May – the first ever WOW – Women of the World Festival to take place online! All events will be available to watch at


The Hay Festival Christopher Hitchens Lecture 2020

Afua Hirsch THE CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS LECTURE Join us online: Sunday 24 May 2020, 4pm – 4.40pm Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage What is the future of journalism in our newly wrangled world? Hirsch is Wallis Annenberg Chair at The University of Southern California. She is the author of Brit(ish) and Equal to Everything, and hosts the About The British […]


International Women’s Month Soho House Talk

Afua Hirsch is a panellist on the International Women’s Month Soho House Talk | She will be joined by other speakers including Comfort Lamptey, UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS; Michael Kaufman, author and theorist; Sabrina Spong, Head of Global Communications, Tony’s Chocolonely; and Elissa Freiha, feminist activist and entrepreneur | This event […]


Royalty, Racism, Republicanism & Reparation

Preparing for the 60th Anniversary of Nationhood in the CARICOM region | In Commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans | Thursday 25th March 2021, 7:00pm GMT


End of Empire | Antidote Festival | Sydney Opera House

It’s been more than 200 years since the British laid claim to our country and called it Australia, but the legacy of colonialism lives on. Who gets included and excluded from the privileges of citizenship, and how can we move towards a truly inclusive, decolonised Australian identity? | This year, Antidote will take place live […]

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