Race Equality, Social Justice and Human Rights
Award-winning writer and former lawyer Afua Hirsch is the acclaimed author of Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging, which won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize. She is renowned for her work on Black culture, history, identity, and culture in the African diaspora and worldwide, and draws on her depth of expertise in this compelling talk.
Black Culture: A Historical Perspective for Modern Times
Award-winning writer Afua Hirsch has been sought after for her thought leadership across mediums, from her writing on race, identity, and belonging, to her work as a documentarian presenting the BBC series African Renaissance and Samuel L. Jackson’s Epix series Enslaved. Bringing together historical understanding and modern implications, Hirsch makes complex and nuanced conversations resonate with impact for audiences of all kinds.
Author Talk: ‘Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging’
Based on her Sunday Times bestselling book, which won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize, Afua Hirsch shares profound insights about her own journey with identity, and fosters understanding about the work ahead for communities, companies, and society overall to expand racial equality and ensure meaningful belonging.
International Current Affairs
Award-winning writer and eminent filmmaker Afua Hirsch has spent decades as a journalist focusing on telling global stories with resounding impact. In her previous work as a lawyer, her clients have included the governments of Ghana, Tanzania, and Liberia. Working in non-profits she was involved in human rights litigation in Rwanda, Chad, and Sierra Leone. From her work as a war correspondent to her renowned documentaries, Hirsch shines a light on current events with a historical perspective, offering context and a deeper understanding of today’s most pressing issues.
International Justice & the Law
Renowned author and journalist Afua Hirsch leverages her experience as a practicing lawyer to shed light on the nuanced implications of international law and the pursuit of justice. In her previous work as a lawyer, her clients have included the governments of Ghana, Tanzania, and Liberia. Working in non-profits she was involved in human rights litigation in Rwanda, Chad, and Sierra Leone. Hirsch also draws on her expertise as a historian, culture critic, and storyteller to explore complex and nuanced issues with a fresh lens.
Afua Hirsch is a Gifted Moderator for Your Next Event
Eminent author, filmmaker, and journalist Afua Hirsch is an expert at curating conversations around some of today’s most pressing issues. Drawing on her work on Black culture, history, identity, and belonging, as well as her thought leadership in arts & culture, Hirsch ensures an impactful program for your next event.
Hirsch has founded media entertainment company Born In Me Productions, which specializes in telling stories from truly diverse perspectives and underrepresented voices. In partnership with Fremantle, Born In Me reflects her background as a journalist and storyteller across multiple continents, with a focus on urgent contemporary scripted and non-scripted stories, told with a fresh and creative approach, that appeal to an international audience.
Award-winning writer, broadcaster and film maker Afua Hirsch is known for her work on black culture, history, identity and culture in the African diaspora and worldwide.
A journalist from the age of 14, Afua has been a practising lawyer, a war correspondent, and has written multiple cover stories for Vogue, Time Magazine, and is a regular contributor to the New York Times, and the UK Guardian Newspaper.
Afua has worked as a TV correspondent, as social affairs editor and anchor at Sky News, and is currently presenting African Renaissance, a 3 part documentary series for the BBC on African art; Enslaved, a 6 part series for Epix about the history of 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 2019’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.
She is currently based in London.