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The Good Immigrant: Nikesh Shukla, Kieran Yates, and Inua Ellams

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Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre

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As part of a conference on 'Migration & Language-Learning: Histories, Approaches, Policies', the School of History at the University of Leeds is proud to host an evening with Nikesh Shukla, Kieran Yates, and Inua Ellams. Tickets are free and the event is open to all.

Nikesh Shukla, Kieran Yates, and Inua Ellams are three contributors to The Good Immigrant, the award-winning, bestselling essay collection featuring emerging British black, Asian and minority ethnic writers, poets, journalists and artists. In their essays about race and immigration, they paint a picture of what it means to be ‘other’ in a country that wants you, doesn’t want you, doesn’t accept you, needs you for its equality monitoring forms and would prefer you if you won a major reality show competition.

Inspired by discussion around why society appears to deem people of colour as bad immigrants – job stealers, benefit scroungers, undeserving refugees – until, by winning Olympic races or baking good cakes, or being conscientious doctors, they cross over and become good immigrants, editor Nikesh Shukla compiled a collection of essays that are poignant, challenging, angry, humorous, heartbreaking, polemic, weary and – most importantly – real. We are very proud to welcome three of these brilliant authors to Leeds – get your tickets here!


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