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Sunday, August 26 • 10:00am - 11:00am
On Race, Identity and Culture: Afua Hirsch in conversation with Joanna Kalowski

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In Afua Hirsch’s timely book Brit(ish) she explores her Britishness and Britain’s views on race and otherness. Meshing memoir and research, Hirsch draws on her own experiences as the child of a white Jewish father and a Ghanaian mother. In this session Afua and Joanna will explore the tensions that exist within cultural identity, what happens when we deeply consider the history of racism in the place we live and how we can ask uncomfortable questions to better understand ourselves and each other.

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Joanna Kalowski

Joanna Kalowski is a mediator, facilitator and judicial educator with a background in adult education and government.Australian-born daughter of German Jewish refugees, Jo brings her interest in identity formation and cross-cultural communication to the work she does in Australia... Read More →

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Afua Hirsch

Afua Hirsch is an author, journalist, broadcaster and former barrister. Having studied and worked across 15 countries in West and Central Africa on international law and development, Afua became the West Africa Correspondent for The Guardian, establishing the paper’s first ever... Read More →


Sunday August 26, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Main Hall Waverley Library, 32/48 Denison St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022, Australia

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