About the Event
Award-winning novelist and journalist Sathnam Sanghera argues that Britain is a direct product of its violent imperial past. Despite this, education surrounding our colonial history remains stunted, as it is still a subject of both shame and glorification.
Following his memoir, The Boy with the Topknot, and novel, Marriage Material, Sanghera introduces his new book: Empireland: How Imperialism has Shaped Modern Britain. In it, he explores how imperialism underpins our society: from the foundation of the NHS, to the nature of our racism, our economic status and our wealth, and the politics of exceptionalism that inspired Brexit.
Join Sanghera alongside chair Kavita Puri, writer and author of Partition Voices: Untold British Stories, as they discuss his enlightening and urgent new book.