Mostly Lit Live in conversation with Afua Hirsch
Saturday 30 June, British Library
12:00 – 13:15
The award-winning books and pop-culture podcast Mostly Lit will host a live version of their show, featuring an in-conversation with journalist and broadcaster Afua Hirsch the author of Brit(ish): On Race, Identity & Belonging (Penguin, 2018). The show will feature a lively discussion on books and film exploring a host of themes, plus an audience Q&A.
Named by the Guardian and the BBC as one of the top podcasts of 2017, Mostly Lit is an award-winning books and pop-culture podcast, created and hosted by AlexReads, Raifa Rafiq and Derek Owusu – and managed and executive produced by Clarissa Pabi. Hosted by Alex, Raifa and Derek the trio chronicle the millennial experience via Mostly Lit, while exploring the intersection between literature, wellness and pop-culture – all in a fun, irreverent and insightful way. The Lit in ‘Mostly Lit’ is a double entendre, delineating Alex, Rai and Derek’s passion for books whilst also signalling that their podcast is about much more than ‘literature for literature sake’ – it is about what things are cool, current, and interesting, and how, more often than not, books are a part of that. @mostlylit. Photo credit: Richard Harris.
Afua Hirsch is a Ghanaian British award-winning author, journalist and broadcaster. She was the Guardian correspondent for West Africa, the social affairs editor for Sky News, practised law as a human rights barrister, and worked in development in 18 countries in West and Central Africa. Her first book, Brit(ish) is about Britishness and identity, published in 2018 by Jonathan Cape. She is a council member of the Royal African Society. @afuahirsch.