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Afua argues that we as a society have not yet come to terms with the importance of new identities and have not developed the language or cultural ability to embrace them.
Afua Hirsch is the Social Affairs and Education Editor for Sky News. Before joining the broadcaster earlier this year, she worked for the Guardian Newspaper as it’s first West Africa correspondent.
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