Afua Hirsch

Award-winning writer, broadcaster and film maker Afua Hirsch is known for her work on black culture, history, identity and culture in the African diaspora and worldwide. A journalist from the age of 14, Afua has been a practising lawyer, a war correspondent, and has written multiple cover stories for VogueTime Magazine, and is a regular contributor to the New York Times, and the UK Guardian Newspaper.

Afua has worked as a TV correspondent, as social affairs editor and anchor at Sky News, and is currently presenting African Renaissance, a 3 part documentary series for the BBC on African art; Enslaved, a 6 part series for Epix about the history of the transatlantic slave trade with Samuel L Jackson; and a podcast series for Audible. 

In addition to her book Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging – winner of the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize – Afua is the author of Equal To Everything, about the UK Supreme Court, and was a judge on last year’s Booker Prize. She is currently the Wallis Annenberg Chair of Journalism at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. 

Afua is the founder of Born in Me Productions, which creates scripted and non-scripted movies, TV and podcast.