Hashi Mohamed is a barrister and broadcaster based in London, England.
He is a contributor to the Guardian, The Times and Prospect and has explored class and mobility for the BBC.
He came to Britain aged nine, as an unaccompanied child refugee. He attended some of Britain’s worst schools and was raised exclusively on state benefits. Yet today he is a successful barrister, with an Oxford degree.
In his debut book People Like Us, Hashi explores what his own experience can tell us about social mobility in Britain today. Far from showing that anything is possible, he concludes his story is far from typical: our country is still riven with deep divisions that block children from deprived backgrounds from accessing the advantages that are handed to others from birth.