Afua Hirsch

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Afua Hirsch
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Born Stavanger, Norway
Ethnicity Mixed-Race
Occupation Journalist
Human rights development worker

Afua Hirsch is a journalist, barrister and human rights development worker of Ashanti and English origin.[1] Born in Stavanger, Norway[2] to an English father and a Ghanaian mother, she grew up in England.[3] She is the Social Affairs and Education Editor for Sky News and was previously a correspondent for the British newspaper The Guardian. She has lived in England and Senegal, and served as The Guardian‍ '​s West Africa correspondent.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

The daughter of an English father and an Ashanti mother originally from Ashanti, Afua Hirsch was born in Stavanger, Norway. She grew up in London.[3]


Hirsch has worked in international development, law and journalism. She began working as a lawyer in criminal defence, public and international law. She then became a legal correspondent for The Guardian.[5] Hirsch joined Sky News as their Social Affairs and Education Editor in early 2014.[6]


  1. ^ "Afua Hirsch – A star is born «". 2010-09-10. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  2. ^ Hirsch, Afua (26 May 2013). "What's it like being black in Norway?". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Afua Hirsch (2012-08-26). "Afua Hirsch: Our parents left Africa – now we are coming home". London: The Observer. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Afua Hirsch". London: The Guardian. 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  5. ^ "Afua Hirsch on human rights | British Institute of Human Rights". Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  6. ^ "Afua Hirsch". Sky News. Retrieved 16 December 2014.