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?



Toni Morrison: A Celebration – Part of Wow, Women of the World @ The Southbank Center

Contemporary writers pay homage to the life and work of Toni Morrison, 50 years since the publication of The Bluest Eye. Featuring performances, readings and tributes from special guests including Afua Hirsch, Jade Anouka, Victoria Adukwei-Bulley and many more, this evening is a joyful response to Morrison’s legacy. In her debut, The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, […]


The Hay Festival Christopher Hitchens Lecture 2020

I’m delighted to be giving this keynote lecture at Hay 2020, reflecting on the current state and future of journalism.  Chaired by Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland. Earlybird Tickets Available now  

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