Bham Lit Fest 21: We Need to Talk About Money / Otegha Uwagba

Saturday 9 October 2021

Writer and podcast host Otegha Uwagba looks at one of the last taboos: who has money, how they got it, and what that means.


Let’s talk about one of the last taboos: money.

Who has it, who doesn’t, what you do with it, and what options that affords you.

An extraordinarily candid personal account of the ups and downs wrought by money, We Need To Talk About Money allows writer and podcast host Otegha Uwagba to explore toxic workplaces she’s worked in and misogynist men she’s known.

She talks about about getting payrises (and how to ask for it) and getting evicted when money gets too tight and you’re at the mercy of a greedy landlord who hikes up your rent. Through her experiences and relationship with money, she explores being the child of immigrants, class, privilege, racism and beauty.

Chaired by Kathryn Stanczyszyn, BBC journalist and broadcaster.

About the speaker(s):

Otegha Uwagba is the author of the Sunday Times Bestselling Little Black Book: A Toolkit for Working Women published in 2017 and Whites: On Race and Other Falsehoods in 2020. She is also a speaker, brand consultant and founder of Women Who, a London-based multi-media platform aimed at creative women that operated from 2016 – 2020. She also hosts the culture and ideas podcast In Good Company.

About this event:

Event information: This event will take place in person, in a space with only half capacity sold.

Event Duration: This event will last for 60 minutes.

Covid-19 requirements: The space is well ventilated, and will only be sold to half capacity. Attendees will be encouraged to wear a face covering whilst moving around inside the venue.

Book signing: A book stall will be available at the venue, and book signing will take place after the event.

Get involved: The speakers will take questions from the audience at the end of the event.

This event is run by Birmingham Literature Festival, a project of Writing West Midlands. Writing West Midlands is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

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