16th March, 2pm: Headliner Afua Hirsch


About the speaker:

Afua Hirsch is a writer, broadcaster, barrister and human rights development worker of Ghanaian, English and Jewish heritage. She is the Social Affairs and Education Editor for Sky News and was previously a correspondent for the British newspaper The Guardian.

Hirsch has worked in international development, law and journalism. She began working as a lawyer in criminal defence, public and international law. She then became a legal correspondent for The Guardian. She has lived in Britain and Senegal, and served as The Guardian‘s West Africa correspondent, based in Accra, Ghana. From 2014 to 2017 she was the Social Affairs and Education Editor at Sky News.

She is the author of Brit(ish) – a book about Britishness and identity, published by Jonathan Cape in the autumn 2017.

Afua Hirsch will be speaking at the North London Literary Festival as one of our headliners on the 16th of March at 3.30pm. In order to guarantee a seat for this event, please rsvp via Eventbrite.

The North London Literary Festival is a free event and open to students, faculty and members of the public.

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