Ilkley Literature Festival: Hashi Mohamed - People Like Us

Hashi Mohamed explores the harsh realities and complex challenges of living, learning and thriving in modern Britain.

What does it take to make it in modern Britain? Ask a politician, and they’ll tell you it’s hard work. Ask a millionaire, and they’ll tell you it’s talent. Ask a CEO and they’ll tell you it’s dedication. But what if none of those things is enough?

Raised on benefits and having attended some of the lowest-performing schools in the country, barrister Hashi Mohamed knows something about social mobility.

I found myself nodding in agreement with every word.

Grayson Perry

In his book People Like Us, he shares what he has learned: from the stark statistics that reveal the depth of the problem to the failures of imagination, education and confidence that compound it.

Includes an interview by author and journalist Yvette Huddleston.

To join this free digital event, visit the Ilkley Literature Festival website.