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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a well-known journalist and political commentator specialising in multiculturalism.

She is frequently called upon for TV programmes including BBC’s Question Time.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown came to the UK in 1972 from Uganda after completing her undergraduate degree at Makerere University where she passed with an exceptional first class degree in English. She was awarded a scholarship to pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford where she obtained an M.Phil degree in literature in 1975.

Now a journalist, she has written for The GuardianObserverThe New York TimesTime MagazineNewsweekThe Evening StandardThe Mail and other newspapers and was a weekly columnist on The Independent for eighteen years. She was the first regular columnist of colour on a national newspaper in the UK, the first female Muslim too. For someone of this background, politically on the left and a committed anti-racist, to find a voice and space in the mainstream media has been challenging and rewarding. She is also a respected pundit, radio and television broadcaster and appears on key political and cultural programmes. Yasmin is a regular columnist on the I newspaper as well as the Sunday Times Magazine.

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