Friday, May 16, 2008

Who Do We Think We Are? Yasmin Alibhai-Brown in New Cross

Interesting looking event:
Who Do We Think We Are?, Religion, Culture and the Invented National
A Lecture by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown at the Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre,
Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
5 June 2008, 5.30pm-6.30pm
Free Admission, followed by a drinks reception. ALL WELCOME

Award-winning author, journalist and cultural commentator, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, will argue that Britain has gone through extraordinary economic, social, demographic and value transformations since the 1950s. The nation's storytellers, the mirrors that reflect us back to ourselves, seem not to have caught up with this reality however, and so there is a gap between who were are and who we think we are.

Known for her sharp commentary on issues of multiculturalism, race and religion, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown won the George Orwell Prize for political journalism in 2002 and the Emma Award for Journalism in 2004. She is a regular columnist for ‘The Independent’ and London’s ‘Evening Standard’, a radio and television broadcaster, and author of several books including the acclaimed ‘No Place Like Home’ and ‘Who Do We Think We Are? Imagining the New Britain’.

For more information about this lecture tel 020 7919 7600, e-mail For a map and directions to Goldsmiths see

Links: Yasmin A-B's homepage, in the Independent, and at CiF. She is a founder of British Muslims for Secular Democracy, and involved in Ed Husain's Quilliam Foundation (both admirable causes: see Yasmin here and Martin here).

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