Being Foreign

Tue 6 August 7.30pm | Shoreditch

Are you an alien? Do you chase the thrill of being a foreigner? Some say the displacement, anxiety and disorientation of exile can be a welcome tonic to the banality of home. As a foreigner you can reinvent yourself. You won’t be judged by your class, education, work, family or accent. But is choosing foreignness an act of disloyalty to one’s native country? This conversation will explore the dilemma of foreignness – the pleasures of freedom versus the pleasures of belonging.