Afua Hirsch is a writer, broadcaster and former barrister.

She has worked in development in West Africa, in international human rights law at the bar, as legal correspondent and West Africa correspondent for The Guardian and as social affairs editor for Sky News. She is a columnist for The Guardian and writes for magazines including VOGUETime and National Geographic. She presents live debates and documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4 and international networks.

She is currently a visiting professor at the University of Southern California as Wallis Annenberg Chair of Journalism. Her bestselling book Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging, which won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize, was published in 2018.