Sathnam Sanghera’s ground-breaking Empireland revealed how empire continues to shape life in Britain today. Now with Empireworld he expands the scope and examines how the British Empire shaped the rest of the world, exploring how, to this day, 2.6 billion people inhabit former British colonies. Sathnam travelled the globe, tracing empire’s international legacies – from Barbados and Mauritius to India and Nigeria – and will share with us just how deeply British imperialism is baked into our world, and why it’s time Britain was finally honest with itself about empire. In conversation with Kavita Puri.
Cambridge Literary Festival
Jan 25, 2024