Where: Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre in London
When: Tuesday 23 September 2008 , 7.45pm
Who: Candace Allen, Kenan Malik, and David Roediger
Barack Obama’s presidential nomination has put race on the US political agenda like never before. Candace Allen and David Roediger discuss the rise of Obama and racial politics both in recent history and today, looking at migration, the economy and recent emblematic events such as Hurricane Katrina. Candace Allen is a novelist, screenwriter and political campaigner, who has written widely on the challenges of the Obama candidacy. Kenan Malik’s controversial book Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides are Wrong in the Race Debate, opens up the debate about genetics and multicultural societies. David Roediger is the author of the newly published How Race Survived US History.