Afua Hirsch

Tagline: Social Justice

Talent Highlights

  • Expertise Across Disciplines: Afua Hirsch’s background in law, combined with her experience in journalism, equips her with a unique perspective that she brings to her presentations and reporting.
  • Compelling Storytelling: With a dynamic speaking style and a knack for storytelling, Afua captivates audiences, making complex issues accessible and engaging.
  • Timely and Relevant Topics: From race and identity to immigration and social justice, Afua addresses topics that are timely, relevant, and crucial for understanding contemporary society.
  • Impactful Message: Afua’s presentations leave a lasting impact on audiences, inspiring reflection, dialogue, and action long after the event has ended.

Keynote Topics

Award-winning writer and former lawyer AFUA HIRSCH is the acclaimed author of Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging, which won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize.

She is renowned for her work on Black culture, history, identity, and culture in the African diaspora and worldwide, and draws on her depth of expertise in this compelling talk.

Award-winning writer AFUA HIRSCH has been sought after for her thought leadership across mediums, from her writing on race, identity, and belonging, to her work as a documentarian presenting the BBC series African Renaissance and Samuel L. Jackson’s Epix series Enslaved.

Bringing together historical understanding and modern implications, Hirsch makes complex and nuanced conversations resonate with impact for audiences of all kinds.

Based on her Sunday Times bestselling book, which won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize, AFUA HIRSCH shares profound insights about her own journey with identity, and fosters understanding about the work ahead for communities, companies, and society overall to expand racial equality and ensure meaningful belonging.

Eminent author, filmmaker, and journalist AFUA HIRSCH is an expert at curating conversations around some of today’s most pressing issues. Drawing on her work on Black culture, history, identity, and belonging, as well as her thought leadership in arts & culture, Hirsch ensures an impactful program for your next event.

Hirsch has founded media entertainment company Born In Me Productions, which specializes in telling stories from truly diverse perspectives and underrepresented voices. In partnership with Fremantle, Born In Me reflects her background as a journalist and storyteller across multiple continents, with a focus on urgent contemporary scripted and non-scripted stories, told with a fresh and creative approach, that appeal to an international audience.

Travels from:

  • London, UK

Fee Range:

  • Fees* £10,000 – £25,000




Afua Hirsch is a prominent figure in journalism and broadcasting, known for her insightful reporting and engaging presentations. Currently serving as a journalist and presenter at Sky News, Afua is a familiar face on programs such as Sky News World News and Sunrise. As the Social Affairs Editor, she delves into a diverse array of […]

Afua Hirsch is a prominent figure in journalism and broadcasting, known for her insightful reporting and engaging presentations. Currently serving as a journalist and presenter at Sky News, Afua is a familiar face on programs such as Sky News World News and Sunrise. As the Social Affairs Editor, she delves into a diverse array of topics, ranging from radicalization to immigration, providing audiences with thought-provoking insights and analysis.

Afua Hirsch | Social Justice

Background and Expertise:

With a rich background in law and journalism, Afua Hirsch brings a unique perspective to her work. After studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford University, she pursued a career in law, working as a barrister specializing in criminal defense and human rights law. Her passion for social justice and storytelling eventually led her to transition into journalism.

Throughout her career, Afua has demonstrated a remarkable ability to tackle complex issues with clarity and depth. As a writer, she has contributed to publications such as The Guardian, The New York Times, and Vogue, covering a wide range of topics including race, identity, and politics. Her critically acclaimed book, “Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging,” offers a poignant exploration of race relations in contemporary Britain, earning her widespread acclaim and cementing her reputation as a leading voice on these issues.

As a presenter, Afua combines her expertise in journalism with her engaging personality to deliver compelling narratives that resonate with audiences. Whether she’s reporting on the latest developments in global affairs or leading discussions on pressing social issues, Afua’s presentations are characterized by their insightfulness and relevance.

Reasons to Book Afua Hirsch:

Event planners should consider booking Afua Hirsch for their next event for several compelling reasons:

  1. Insightful Analysis: Afua’s background in law and journalism equips her with the analytical skills needed to dissect complex issues and provide audiences with valuable insights. Her ability to connect current events with broader societal trends ensures that her presentations are both informative and thought-provoking.
  2. Engaging Delivery: As a skilled presenter, Afua has a natural ability to captivate audiences with her dynamic speaking style and compelling storytelling. Whether addressing a small group or a large audience, she has a knack for keeping listeners engaged from start to finish.
  3. Relevance: In today’s rapidly changing world, it’s more important than ever to stay informed about key social and political issues. Afua’s presentations are highly relevant, offering audiences timely perspectives on topics that matter.
  4. Diversity of Topics: From race and identity to immigration and radicalization, Afua Hirsch’s expertise spans a wide range of subjects. This versatility makes her a valuable asset for events covering diverse themes and interests.
  5. Impactful Message: Beyond providing information, Afua’s presentations often leave a lasting impact on audiences, inspiring them to reflect on their own beliefs and perspectives. Her ability to provoke meaningful conversations makes her an ideal choice for events seeking to spark dialogue and foster understanding.

Why Book Afua Hirsch Through Speakers Inc:

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In summary, Afua Hirsch is a distinguished journalist and presenter whose expertise and insights make her a valuable asset for any event. With a compelling blend of analytical rigor, engaging delivery, and relevance, she leaves a lasting impression on audiences, inspiring thoughtful dialogue and reflection. By booking Afua through Speakers Inc, event planners can benefit from the agency’s expertise, personalized service, and access to a diverse roster of top-tier talent, ensuring a successful and impactful event experience.

Afua Hirsch presents the BBC’s documentary series African Renaissance: When Art Meets Power, which has just been renewed for a second season, as well as Samuel L. Jackson’s Epix series Enslaved about the history of the transatlantic slave trade.

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