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Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera

Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain

Sathnam Sanghera

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Category: History, Non-fiction
Imprint: Viking
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 28 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9780241445297
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4 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
9 Oct 2020

"(a) witty and multi-faceted portrait of our nation"

In this witty and multi-faceted portrait of our nation, the award-winning journalist and novelist looks with great acuity at how the Empire wrought contemporary Britain; from the attitudes of our politicians and our response to Covid-19, to the words we use daily without appreciating their colonial origin. How is it, he asks, that despite the ubiquitous evidence of imperialism in our lives, we still so often refuse to acknowledge it, let alone teach it in schools?