Afua Hirsch in conversation with Leila Slimani

We are enormously excited to announce an event with writer, broadcaster and barrister Afua Hirsch in conversation with internationally acclaimed author and adviser to French President Macron Leïla Slimani.


You may recognise Afua as the social affairs editor of Sky News, or for her journalism in The Guardian.

Brit(ish) is her first book and represents an important intervention in the conversation about race and identity in Britain today.

‘The book is wonderful, important, courageous, and it could not be more timely: a vital and necessary point of reference for our troubled age in a country that seems to have lost its bearings’ Philippe Sands


Afua will be in conversation with the massively impressive Leïla Slimani.

Leïla is an author and journalist. Last year she became the first Moroccan woman to win France’s most prestigious literary accolade, the Prix Goncourt (think French language Man Booker Prize).

In November French President Macron made Leïla his ‘Personal Representative’ of Francophonie to ‘represent the open face of Francophonie to a multicultural world’.


Lullaby is Leïla’s first book to be translated into English.

It is the story of a middle-class couple who employ the seemingly perfect nanny, only to come home one day and find she has murdered both of their children. Lullaby is a compulsive, riveting and bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity and motherhood.

‘A taut and exquisitely written novel that will keep you up all night desperately turning the pages. This book is insanely good’ Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat and The Doll Funeral.


Location: The Rosendale Pub, 65 Rosendale Road, West Dulwich, London SE21 8EZ

(Please note that venue no longer Dulwich Books, as previously advertised)

The event will start promptly at 19.00 and finish by 20.30

Tickets are £10 or £30 including a copy of both books

All tickets include a glass of wine or soft drink

Please note that refunds are not available except when an event sells out

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