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The Importance of Identity and Belonging | Homi Bhabha, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, David Miller

Many take pride in their family, ancestors and social origins, and we think it wrong to forget our roots, and where we came from. But can we justify these tribal allegiances, or are they a source of conflict and division? Should we all see ourselves as members of the human family and have done with tribal identities? Or is where we come from essential not only to our culture, but to knowing who we really are? Post-colonial theorist Homi Bhabha, activist Yassmin Abdel-Magie and political theorist David Miller debate tribal division.

Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Homi Bhabha, David Miller

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