We are delighted to announce that Kenan Malik, writer, lecturer and broadcaster will join us to discuss his latest book Not So Black and White on Wednesday 29 November at our South Kensington Campus. In this book he challenges the conventional histories both of the idea of race and of the struggles to confront racism. In retelling the histories of racial ideas and of the changing character of antiracist and anticolonial movements, he provides also an account of how we created a world riven by identity politics. He challenges longstanding assumptions, revealing forgotten stories of a racialised working class, and questioning concepts such as “white privilege”.
Kenan Malik’s books include The Meaning of Race (1996), Man, Beast and Zombie: what Science Can and Cannot Tell Us About Human Nature (2000) and Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides Are Wrong in the Race Debate (2008), From Fatwa to Jihad: How the World Changed from The Satanic Verses to Charlie Hebdo (2009/2017) and The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics (2014).
Kenan Malik is an Observer columnist. A former Moral Maze panellist, he has presented BBC Radio 3’s Nightwaves and Radio 4’s Analysis.
The Conference is organised by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Centre