Wednesday 26 February 2020

Somali author Hashi Mohamed at Preston Community Library on March 3rd

From Preston Community Library

Local author Hashi Mohamed’s “People Like Us'' has been receiving national press and broadcast attention in the last few weeks since its publication by leading publisher PROFILE. He is coming to Preston Community Library as part of his UK-wide publicity tour on March 3rd.

Hashi arrived in the UK aged 9, a penniless, stateless, parentless refugee from the civil war in Somalia speaking no English.

Raised on benefits in Wembley, he is now a barrister in Lincoln's Inn and prolific broadcaster. He speaks in schools across the country and is mentor to an incredible 22 people. It could have all gone another way. The book is a gripping account, and an invaluable part of the debate on Social Mobility, the lack of...


‘I found myself nodding in agreement with every word of People Like Us – Hashi Mohamed has written a moving, shocking, clear-eyed account of the increasingly rare phenomenon of social mobility using his own extraordinary story as a spine’  Grayson Perry

‘Finely ambitious and far-reaching attempt to rethink the whole stalled project of social mobility’  Sunday Times

‘A work of courage and hope by a very remarkable individual’ Philippe Sands

Come and hear Hashid talk about his amazing journey through some of the lowest performing schools in Brent, to Oxford and the Bar, and join the debate.

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