Belonging with Musa Okwonga and Anita Sethi

Event Details

  • 10th October, 11am-12pm
  • Durham Book Festival Online
  • Tickets: £5 or £20 as part of Digital Pass

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Event Details

  • 10th October, 11am-12pm
  • Durham Book Festival Online
  • Tickets: £5 or £20 as part of Digital Pass

Book Tickets

Call 03000 266 600

Book now

Join writers Anita Sethi and Musa Okwonga as they introduce their new memoirs, both powerful reflections on identity and society.

Anita Sethi was on a journey through Northern England when she became the victim of a race-hate crime. A crushing sense of claustrophobia made her long for wide open spaces and The Pennines called to Anita with a magnetic force. She felt drawn to further explore the area she regards as her home, to immerse herself deeply in this place. In I Belong Here, Anita’s journey through the natural landscapes of the North is one of reclamation, a way of saying that this is her land too and she belongs in the UK as a brown woman, as much as a white man does.

Musa Okwonga – a young Black man who grew up in a predominantly working-class town – was not your typical Eton College student. The experience moulded him, challenged him… but also made him wonder why a place that was so good for him also seems to contribute to the harm being done to the UK. Woven through Musa’s five years at Eton in the 1990s is a present-day narrative which engages with much wider questions about pressing social and political issues. One of Them is both an intimate account and a timely exploration of race and class in modern Britain.

Chaired by Désirée Reynolds.

This pre-recorded event is available to ticket holders to watch on demand until 31 October

Captions will be provided for this event.

Event Details

  • 10th October, 11am-12pm
  • Durham Book Festival Online
  • Tickets: £5 or £20 as part of Digital Pass

Book Tickets

Call 03000 266 600

Book now

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