Hashi Mohamed
What It Takes to Make It in Modern Britain

Hashi Mohamed was nine when civil war in Somalia brought him to Britain, where he attended some of the country’s worst schools and was raised exclusively on social benefits. He grew up to study at Oxford and become a successful barrister. But, he argues, his story is not typical – and in a hard-hitting examination of the systems and structures that act as obstacles to society’s most disadvantaged, he explores why, and how these can change.

In conversation with Anoosh Chakelian, Britain Editor of the New Statesman

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