Afua Hirsch

Author, writer and broadcaster

About Afua

Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former barrister Afua Hirsch is known for her work on social justice, black culture, history and identity.

Afua has worked as a journalist for more than twenty years, as a Guardian correspondent and freelance contributor to publications including the New York Times, Time Magazine and Vogue. She presents and produces non scripted TV documentaries, including African Renaissance, a BBC series on African art, and Enslaved, a 6 part series about the transatlantic slave trade with Samuel L Jackson, and a podcast series for Audible.

In addition to her book Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging – winner of the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize – Afua is the author of Equal To Everything, about the UK Supreme Court, and was a judge on last year’s Booker Prize. She is currently the Wallis Annenberg Chair of Journalism at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Afua is the founder of Born in Me Productions, which creates scripted and non-scripted movies, TV and podcast.

Their Sessions

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 16th June 2021
In-Person Session

The death penalty is skewed towards punishing the most disadvantaged members of society. If we want to build a fairer world, we have to uphold everyone’s human rights. We invite Afua Hirsch to...

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