‘My experiences of discrimination as a young woman informed my later work on behalf of those who had no voice.’
Brought up in a traditional Chinese community in Hong Kong, Anna Lo always wanted a life that offered her greater freedom. In 1974 that search took her to London and then to Belfast, where she made her home and became a champion for equality and inclusivity in a society that was in many ways as closed as the one she had left.
In The Place I Call Home Anna tells the incredible story of a life straddling two cultures and two continents, a story that took her far from the conventional life mapped out for her into political activism and finally all the way to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Covering everything from her childhood in Hong Kong to her experiences of raising her own boys in Northern Ireland; from the great highs of her election wins and the support she received in the #IStandwithAnna campaign to the personal difficulties and challenges she faced, this is the brilliant, inspiring and frank story of the life of an extraordinary woman.