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The Untold Stories of British Asian Refugees of the African Diasporas.

What We Are Made Of is verbatim drama presenting the stories of South Asian women who came to the UK in the 1960s and 1970s as a result of the expulsion of Asians from Uganda and the Africanisation policies of Kenya following independence in 1963. Based exclusively on journalist and playwright Wersha Bharadwa’s interviews with women largely marginalised in history, these are the personal accounts of love, loss, courage and the effects of the British Empire.

Wersha Bharadwa is an author, playwright and multi award-nominated journalist with features published in The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, Glamour and Cosmopolitan (where she was the first British Indian staff writer for the magazine). She also lectures in journalism at Birmingham City University.

Stream below, live on 18 June or after the event.

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