Stepping out and Speaking Up: Walking, Nature, Identity and Land
In conversation with Petra Mansour about her book ‘I Belong Here: A Journey Along the Backbone of Britain’, its themes including the climate crisis, walking, protest and identity. Described as “punchier and more political than most nature writing, this book is a thing of beauty” (The Sunday Times), it won a ‘Books Are My Bag’ Readers Award, was nominated for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing, the Portico Prize, Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize and Great Outdoors Award. Born in Manchester, Anita’s love of nature first flourished in wild urban spaces. She regularly contributes to anthologies, mainstream press and TV.