Yasmin Alibhai-Brown was exiled from her birthplace, Uganda, in 1972. She is a journalist, author and academic. She has written for the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail, New York Times, Time Magazine and was a weekly columnist for The Independent for 18 years. She is now a columnist for I newspaper and the New European. She is also a well-known radio and TV broadcaster. She has won several awards including the Orwell prize for political writing and in 2017, National Press Awards columnist of the year prize. She was specially commended for this award again in 2018. In 2017, she was also given The Asian Media award for outstanding contribution to the Media.  Her last book, Exotic England, explored England’s love of the east. She is a part time professor at Middlesex University where she teaches and advises on policy and projects. In 2018, she will embark on a programme of research into the well-being of troubled young Muslims and work with practitioners on effective responses. She has twice been voted the 10th most influential Asian in Britain.