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15 Mar 2023 -15 Mar 2023 6:00 pm -7:30 pm

Manchester Museum, Oxford Road


Join OSCH for an in-person, informal conversation around key themes from The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla.

How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport? Or be told that, as an actress, the part you’re most fitted to play is ‘wife of a terrorist’?

How does it feel to have words from your native language misused, misappropriated and used aggressively towards you? What is it like to feel you always have to be an ambassador for your race? How does it feel to always tick ‘Other’? Join the OSCH collective for an in-person, relaxed conversation around these questions and themes from the anthology*.

Due to the personal and sensitive nature of topics, this event is 18+ only.

Event trigger warnings: discussion of Islamophobia, Racism, Prevent, Counter-terrorism.

*Snacks and drinks will be provided, so we ask that you please let us know of any dietary needs you may have. As this event is in-person, please also let us know if there are any accessibility needs you may require.


Whilst this event will be an in-person conversation and book discussion hosted by a member of our OSCH Collective about themes from the book ‘The Good Immigrant’, you do not need to have read the book to attend. The questions posed to attendees and the topics of discussion initiated will all be based on the concepts, ideas and thoughts shared by the authors rather than a detailed book discussion and analysis.

Click here for a resource list related to The Good Immigrant, including interviews with the editor, reviews, and extracts from the anthology. The book is also available to borrow for free at Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre, the University of Manchester Main Library (physical & e-book), on Borrowbox and at many Manchester libraries.

OSCH is led by British Council in partnership with Glasgow Life, Manchester Museum and UK Youth. Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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