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384pp, Vin­tage, £8.99

Where are you from? That ques­tion has un­set­tled Hirsch, a mixed-race jour­nal­ist, all her life. Part mem­oir, part polemic, her book at­tacks Bri­tish at­ti­tudes to race, both past and present. It’s data-rich and com­pellingly writ­ten, but its premise – that there is a uniquely Bri­tish form of racism – doesn’t quite con­vince.

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