An Evening with Nazir Afzal: The Race to the Top

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We’re incredibly excited to announce that we’ll be hosting Nazir Afzal to discuss The Race to the Top on Friday 16th June, an evening that promises to shine a light on the injustice of structural racism and offer a blueprint for future change.

This event will take place in store at House of Books & Friends, from 5:30-6:30pm. Doors will open at 5pm for a 5:30 start.

Event ticket only: £5

Book and ticket: £9.99

About The Race to the Top

Have you ever wondered why, as Britain becomes more diverse, so many of our leaders come from the same narrow pool? Can it be acceptable in 2023 that there are no ethnic minority chief constables, only one CEO in the top 50 NHS Trusts and no permanent secretaries in the civil service?

Nazir Afzal knows what it’s like to break the glass ceiling, challenge prejudice and shake up predominantly white institutions. Born in Birmingham to first generation Pakistani immigrants, he was the first Muslim to be appointed as a Chief Crown Prosecutor and the most senior Muslim lawyer in the Crown Prosecution Service.

Containing interviews with leaders across all sectors, Nazir provides the most detailed examination to date of the prejudice holding our leading institutions and industries back. In doing so it forcefully confronts stale leadership orthodoxies and argues that power in Britain does not have to look exactly the same as it always has done.

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