‘In Conversation’ with Sathnam Sanghera. Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain

Sathnam Sanghera, author and columnist, in conversation with Natasha Junejo, founder of #SouthAsianWriter to discuss latest book Empireland: How Imperialism has Shaped Modern Britain.

Come and join us to celebrate the release of Sathnam Sanghera’s latest book which focuses on exploring Britain’s Imperial Past and how this has shaped all aspects of our current society. The book covers how British empire has influenced everything from the foundation of the NHS, to our racism, to our economic status and our wealth. Sathnam, with Natasha, will be looking at how imperialism, if we choose to see it or not, is at the centre of the way we think, go about our lives and conduct politics.

This is an event you don’t want to miss!!

Sathnam Sanghera was born to Punjabi immigrant parents in Wolverhampton in 1976. He entered the education system unable to speak English but, after attending Wolverhampton Grammar School, graduated from Christ's College, Cambridge with a first-class degree in English Language and Literature in 1998. He has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards twice, for his memoir The Boy With The Topknot and his novel Marriage Material, the former being adapted by BBC Drama in 2017 and named Mind Book of the Year in 2009. He has won numerous prizes for his journalism at The Financial Times and The Times, including Young Journalist of the Year in 2002 and Media Commentator of the Year in 2015. He now lives in London but visits his hometown regularly.

Performer: Sathnam Sanghera

Date: 13 February 2021

Time: 7pm - 8pm

Venue: Zoom 

Price: £12 (+ booking fee)

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