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Shappi Khorsandi

The comedian and president of the British Humanist Association has written a novel, Nina Is Not OK, and recently finished a run of her new stand-up show at the Edinburgh Festival... and there’s wisdom in those wisecracks

My show was inspired by the hashtag #proudtobeenglish – that hashtag is mine! All my life, I’ve been told I can’t be English as I wasn’t born here. We claim Eddie Izzard and Joanna Lumley, but they weren’t born here. If you say they can be English but not me, that’s racist, as it comes down to skin colour. Your home is where you say it is, just like your gender is what you say it is.

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