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Afua Hirsch & Elif Shafak | Cambridge Literary Festival

Writers and activists Afua Hirsch and Elif Shafak deconstruct beauty standards.

  • 19th November 2023
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bestselling writers and activists, Afua Hirsch and Elif Shafak, address the important issue of beauty and how individual and collective notions of what we consider beautiful are constructed. Join this empowering conversation between two insightful thinkers who will help us to better understand the link between beauty and politics. Afua Hirsch’s new book is Decolonizing My Body and Elif Shafak’s latest is The Island of Missing Trees.


  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • wheelchair access

Did you know?

In 1958, a group of engineering students managed to hoist an Austin Seven car onto the roof of Senate House, with the help of some clever calculations. It took the university a week to remove it – and will surely go down in history as one of the boldest student pranks ever!