Afua Hirsch with Bernardine Evaristo

Sunday 15 October
Body & Beauty

Afua Hirsch with Bernardine Evaristo

A radical exploration of rituals and beauty

The Sunday Times bestselling broadcaster takes us on a global exploration of ancestral beauty practices.

Discover how modern mainstream Eurocentric beauty standards have evolved and how minoritised groups can transcend them by reclaiming their cultural roots. Bringing together global scholarship, on-the-ground reportage, personal anecdotes and interviews with beauty experts, practitioners and service users, Afua Hirsch reassesses notions of body image beyond those of the colonial, patriarchal gaze.

‘Exceptionally rich, inspiring, challenging, wise and moving…this is a ground-breaking book that speaks to all women.’ – Bernardine Evaristo

Afua will be in conversation with Bernardine Evaristo, the author of ten books and numerous writings that span many genres. Bernardine’s novel Girl, Woman, Other won the Booker Prize 2019. She was the first black woman and black British person to win it in its fifty year history.

Sunday 15 October 2023
2:00 pm
£ 10.00