THE BAILLIE GIFFORD EVENT

Mohsin Hamid: What Does it Mean to Be White?

  • Sat 13 Aug 14:30 - 15:30
  • Central Hall
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Mohsin Hamid: What Does it Mean to Be White?
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Baillie Gifford

Mohsin Hamid joins us on our opening day to discuss The Last White Man. This blistering novel sees Anders, a white man, wake up to find he has turned a ‘deep and undeniable brown’, with clear echoes of Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Hamid’s previous books, The Reluctant Fundamentalist and the Booker-shortlisted Exit West, have shown him to be a master at finding original perspectives on 21st century life. Today's conversation is chaired by Daniel Hahn.

Categories: East-West, Fiction, How We Live, Pay What You Can Events, Politics, Race

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