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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 - 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?

One of Cambridge University’s most famous traditions is May Week, which actually takes place in early June. Heralding the end of the academic year, it’s a time when students enjoy lavish balls and garden parties before dispersing for the summer.