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Here to Stay: Eastern Europeans in Britain, with Yva Alexandrova [online event]

Wednesday January 19 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

How have attitudes to immigration and Eastern Europeans changed in the last twenty years in the wake of Brexit?

Once again we team up with one of our favourite radical indie publishers, Repeater Books, this time to explore how attitudes to Eastern European immigration have changed in the UK in the years leading up to Brexit.

In Here to Stay Bulgarian writer and international migration expert Yva Alexandrova tells the story of Eastern Europeans in the UK, and argues that progressive politics needs to be grounded in migrants’ actual experiences and not political expediency.

Yva will discuss the new wave of nativism that has swept across Britain, and make a passionate and vivid argument for migrants as full participants in social and political life.

Here to Stay avoids the usual racist vox-pops and sensationalist political debate and instead tells the stories of the people whose voices rarely feature in debates about immigration: the migrants themselves.


Yva Alexandrova is a Bulgarian writer and migration expert. She was Head of Policy and Campaigns for the charity Asylum Aid and an organiser for the People’s Assembly campaign group.

Daniel Trilling is a regular contributor to The Guardian and the London Review of Books. He is the author of Lights in the Distance: Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe and Bloody Nasty People: the Rise of Britain’s Far Right


An invitation to this online event will be emailed to you on the day of the event. We will use the email address used to register for this event. Confirmation emails and invitation links sometimes end up in spam folders, so please check there before emailing the shop. Thank you.


If you’d like a copy of the book Here to Stay then choose the book plus entry ticket. If you’d like to support Housmans then please choose a solidarity ticket. There’s also a free access ticket for students, low income and unwaged comrades.

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