talks & debates

Was Africa Born in Me?

Part of Africa Utopia

'I am not African because I was born in Africa, but because Africa was born in me,’ said Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah. Join us for an open conversation on how we identify as African and what it means.

Black, Black-British, British-born African, African, African-Carribean, Afro-Latino, or simply of African heritage.

There are many labels, self-determined and otherwise, that describe our relationships to the continent.

But in the age of DNA testing, do these names indicate something more than heritage?

We also look at the diaspora’s relationship to Africa – home, motherland or holiday destination – and consider the perspectives of African countries and continental Africans, which can often be neglected in this discussion.

Dates & times

15 Sep 2019
Approximate run time: 60 mins
Run times may vary, find out more
    • Sun 15 September 2019
      • 12:30 pm


Royal Festival Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2