Sathnam Sanghera | Empireworld

Sat 20 Apr 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sathnam Sanghera
Sathnam Sanghera - Empireworld
Kavita Puri

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 


Venue: TTP Stage (Cambridge Union) & Livestream

Duration: 1 hour

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Author biography

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, was named a Book of the Year at the National Book Awards of 2022, and inspired both the Channel 4 series Empire State of Mind and Sanghera’s children’s book about the British empire Stolen History. He lives in London.

Chair Biography

Kavita Puri is an award-winning journalist, executive producer and broadcaster for the BBC. She wrote and presented Radio 4’s Partition Voices, and the long-running series Three Pounds in My Pocket. Her new podcast is Three Million. She is also the author of  Partition Voices: Untold British Stories which was adapted at the Donmar Warehouse and tours this year.