Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging
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Published By Jonathan Cape
ISBN : 9781911214281
Category : Black Struggle
Format : Hardback
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"Brit(ish) is a wonderful, important, courageous book, and it could not be more timely: a vital and necessary point of reference for our troubled age in a country that seems to have lost its bearings. It’s about identity and belonging in 21st-century Britain: intimate and troubling; forensic but warm, funny and wise." (Philippe Sands)

"Highly personal and yet instantly universal, this is a book that millions will instantly relate to. Hirsch places her own lifelong search for identity and a sense of Britishness against the backdrop of our national identity crisis. Part historical exploration, part journalistic expose of racism and class disadvantage in modern Britain, this is a book searching for answers to some very big questions. Delving behind words like "prejudice", "disadvantage" "structural-racism" Hirsch unpacks the real world impact of these forces and on the lives of real people. Written with passion not anger, insight rather than resentment, on the issues of race, identity and the multiple meanings of Britishness this is the book for our divided and dangerous times." (David Olusoga)

"Memoir, social analysis and an incisively argued challenge to unconscious biases: this is a truly stunning book on racial identity by a remarkable woman." (Helena Kennedy)

"[A] bracing and brilliant exploration of national identity … Through her often intensely personal investigations, she exposes the everyday racism that plagues British society, caused by our awkward, troubled relationship to our history, arguing that liberal attempts to be colour-blind have caused more problems than they have solved. A book everyone should read: especially comfy, white, middle-class liberals." (Caroline Sanderson The Bookseller, Editor's Choice)

"Brit(ish) is a hybrid of memoir, reportage and social commentary. But it is also a quest to articulate and complete a personal identity by looking to Africa for answers … Heart-rending … Hirsch combines candour with self-deprecating humour … The power of her writing matches that of other important black writers." (Colin Grant Guardian)

"Sure to be a conversation starter." (Layla Haidrani Metro)

The uncomfortable truth about race in Britain today

 



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