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People Like Us by Hashi Mohamed

People Like Us

What it Takes to Make it in Modern Britain

Hashi Mohamed

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Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publication date: 16 Jan 2020
ISBN: 9781788161121

Confronting the stark statistics that reveal the depth of the problem, the problems of imagination and confidence that compound it, and offering inspirational advice for those hoping to change their own circumstances, People Like Us is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand modern Britain - and how we could change it for the better.

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4 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
4 Oct 2019

" this bracing book... combines memoir with hard-hitting analysis"

Mohamed came to Britain aged nine, a refugee from the Somali civil war. Today he is a successful barrister, with an Oxford degree and BBC Radio 4 broadcasting credits. In this bracing book which combines memoir with hard-hitting analysis (and some shocking statistics) he explores what his experience can tell us about social mobility today, arguing that our country is still riven with deep divisions that prevent children from disadvantaged backgrounds from accessing the advantages that are handed to others from birth.