Sathnam Sanghera’s ground-breaking Empireland revealed how Empire continues to shape life in Britain today. Now he joins Adam Rutherford to explore its lasting impact on the rest of the globe.
2.6 billion people are inhabitants of former British colonies. The empire’s influence upon the quarter of the planet it occupied, and its gravitational influence upon the world outside it, has been profound: from the spread of Christianity by missionaries to nearly 1 in 3 driving on the left side of the road, and even shaping the origins of international law.
Now he returns to How To Academy to tell scientist and broadcaster Adam Rutherford how the British Empire shaped the rest of the world. Sathnam travelled the globe tracing Empire’s international legacies – from Barbados and Mauritius to India and Nigeria and beyond. In this live event, he’ll show us just how deeply British imperialism is baked into our world.
Praise for Sathnam Sanghera’s Empireworld:
“To read Sathnam Sanghera is to understand the world anew. Vanishingly few writers can lay claim to his breadth of talent.”— Elizabeth Day
“A remarkable and important work – one that is finely judged, beautifully written and not just a welcome corrective but a book for our times. This is essential reading.”— Peter Frankopan