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Sir Ian Blatchford in Conversation with Amanda Khozi Mukwashi

Science Museum Group Chief Executive Sir Ian Blatchford was joined in conversation by Christian Aid CEO Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, author of the thought-provoking exploration of identity, race and culture, But Where Are You Really From?

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In But Where Are You Really From? Amanda Khozi Mukwashi tells the story of her experience as a Christian Black woman with Zambian heritage, born and living in the UK. The book, her first, explores issues of race and culture and how it feels to be judged on skin colour when identity is made up of so many things.

Join Sir Ian and Amanda to hear a powerful story from the voice of a successful Black woman, navigating the search for identity against a backdrop of faith, humanity and hope.

This event was a part of the Science Museum Group’s Open Talk programme, a series of events that aims to share the untold stories of science and encourage an understanding of both the causes and effects of discrimination.

About Amanda Khozi Mukwashi

Amanda Khozi Mukwashi has devoted more than 25 years to working on poverty alleviation, tackling injustice and inequalities. She has worked in both intergovernmental and non-governmental spaces, bringing in-depth experience from across the development sector. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Christian Aid, leading development and humanitarian interventions in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. Amanda has also served with the United Nations under the United Nations Volunteer programme in Germany, as Chief, Volunteer Knowledge and Innovation and Chief of Advisory Services.

But Where Are You Really From? is her first book.