Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain
Strangely hidden from view, the British Empire remains a subject of both shame and glorification. In his bestselling book, Sathnam Sanghera shows how our imperial past is everywhere: from how we live and think to the foundation of the NHS and even our response to the COVID-19 crisis.
At a time of great division, when we are arguing about what it means to be British, Empireland is a groundbreaking revelation - a much-needed and enlightening portrait of contemporary British society, shining a light on everything that usually gets left unsaid.
About the Author
Sathnam Sanghera was born to Punjabi immigrant parents in Wolverhampton in 1976. He entered the education system unable to speak English but went on to graduate from Christ's College, Cambridge with a first class degree in English Language and Literature. He has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards twice, for his memoir The Boy With The Topknot and his novel Marriage Material. Empireland has been longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. He lives in London.
- Publisher : Viking; 1st edition (7 Oct. 2021)
- Paperback : 352 pages
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
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'I only wish this book has been around when I was at school' Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
A balanced and insightful study of the British empire and contemporary attitudes towards it ― The Times, Best Paperbacks of 2021
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