The Good Immigrant is a collection of essays by British black, Asian and minority ethnic writers, poets, journalists and artists. It paints a picture of what it means to be ‘other’ in a country that wants you, doesn’t want you, doesn’t accept you, or needs you for its equality monitoring forms.
Nikesh Shukla, the book’s editor and three of its contributors, Sabrina Mahfouz, Himesh Patel and Varaidzo, read and discuss their work and some of the issues, including why the book needed to be created in the first place.
Event produced by JW3 as part of the Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival 2016. In partnership with Renaissance One.
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The book includes contributions from Musa Okwonga (poet/broadcaster), Chimene Suleyman (poet/columnist), Vinay Patel (playwright), Bim Adewumni (journalist, Buzzfeed), Salena Godden (poet/broadcaster), Sabrina Mahfouz (playwright/poet), Kieran Yates (journalist), Coco Khan (journalist), Sarah Sahim (journalist), Reni Eddo Lodge (journalist), Varaidzo (journalist/writer), Darren Chetty (teacher), Himesh Patel (Tamwar from Eastenders), Nish Kumar (comedian), Miss L from Casting Call Woe (actor), Daniel York Loh (playwright/actor), Vera Chok (actor/writer), Riz Ahmed (actor/rapper), Inua Ellams (poet/playwright) and Wei Ming Kam (writer).