Kamal Ahmed

The Life and Times of a Very British Man

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Sat 5 Oct

Kamal Ahmed, BBC editorial director and former economics editor, is half English, half Sudanese. He describes his childhood as “very British” in every way – except that he’s “brown”. His sparky memoir of growing up mixed race in the 1970s is both a highly personal story and a chronicle of Britain’s changing attitudes to race. He explains why, despite it all, he remains optimistic about the future. [820]