OUR MARCH BOOK OF THE MONTH IS...

Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch is Hay Festival Book of the Month for March, continuing the Festival's campaign to celebrate and ignite conversation around current and backlist books that have particular contemporary resonance.

"You’re British. Your parents are British. Your partner, your children and most of your friends are British. So why do people keep asking where you’re from?" begins Hirsch in her personal and provocative exploration of Britain, its imperial past and the racism that plagues its present.

A courageous book that feels even more timely today than when it was first released two years ago, Brit(ish) shines the spotlight on identity and belonging in 21st-century Britain: troubling and forensic; funny and wise.


Hay Festival’s Book of the Month is selected by the festival team in Hay-on-Wye, based on public recommendations, and aims to revisit and re-celebrate great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry that reach through time to touch the present.

Titles are sold in the UK through the festival’s online shop, as well as being available in all good libraries and bookshops, with a digital festival of promotion online, including curated streams on the festival’s Hay Player archive.

Find out more about Hay Festival’s Book of the Month here or explore #HayBookOfTheMonth on social.