Civil Society Consulting Book Club: A chat with 'EMPIRELAND’ author SATHNAM SUNGHERA.

About this Event

How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain

In this brilliantly engaging and illuminating new book Satham Sanghera demonstrates how so much of what we consider to be modern Britain is actually rooted in our imperial past.

Born to Paunjabi immigrant parents in Wolverhampton in the 1970s, Sathnam in his book explores how our past is everywhere: from how we live to how we think, from the foundation of the NHS to the nature of our racism, from our distrust of intellectuals in public life to the exceptionalism tht imbued the campaign for Brexit. And yet empire is a subject strangely hidden from view. As Sanghera reveals, empire is fundamental to understanding Britain. A chat with him promises to be memorable!

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This little book club (funded by a small Local Connections Fund grant from the National Lottery/DCMS) aims to celebrate what is happening through our civil society networks, encouraging people to share and learn, and to find out the latest thinking, ideas and research – and vitally, boost connections both at an organisational level (for civil society workers, volunteers and Trustees) and also for those people their organisation serves.

In enabling the sharing of learning and experiences we want to generate a greater sense of social solidarity and togetherness. We are also asking people to share their 'Lockdown Stories of Togetherness'.

The online book club meeting will be facilitated by Francesca Godfrey, one of our four CIC directors. The format for the book club meeting will be a short Q&A between Sathnam and Francesca, followed by an opening up to other participants.

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