Swings and Roundabouts of Identity



‘How you are in a different language… personality, your values, everything changes’, says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. An eloquent storyteller and unrelenting critic of the human consequences of failed democracies, Yasmin switches codes between fiction, journalism, broadcasting, theatre, and the culturally transformative power of food. Listen to Yasmin talk about the politics of storytelling here…



Following a 3-day Learning Lab facilitated by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Yasmin was interviewed by Susan McKay, journalist and creative writer. This public interview took place at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, 2010


Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a journalist who has written for ‘The Guardian’, ‘The Observer’, ‘The New York Times’, ‘Time Magazine’, ‘Newsweek’, and ‘The Mail’. A regular columnist for The Independent and London’s ‘Evening Standard’, she is also a radio and television broadcaster and author of several books, including The Colour of Love (1992); No Place Like Home (1995); True Colours (1999); Who do we think we are? (2001); After Multiculturalism (2000), and The Settlers Cookbook: A Memoir of Love, Migration and Food (2008).
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