Fatima Manji

Hidden Heritage

Wigtown Parish Church
In person event
Sat 2 Oct
16:00 UK

Journeying across Britain and exploring its cultural landmarks, reporter and broadcaster Fatima Manji searches for a more honest story of a nation struggling with identity and the legacy of the empire. For instance, why did a Turkish mosque adorn Britain's most famous botanic garden in the eighteenth century? Traces of the ‘Orient’ can be found from Scotland to the Isle of Wight. Objects, lost, concealed or overlooked expose the diversity of pre-twentieth-century Britain and the misconceptions around modern immigration narratives. 

About the author: Fatima Manji is an award-winning news correspondent for Channel 4 News. In 2015 she was a finalist for the Royal Television Society's Young Journalist of the Year. During the last General Election she presented Britain's first Alternative Election Debate.

Hidden Heritage is available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop HERE

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