Sathnam Sanghera on Modern Britain's Imperialistic Foundations


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In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Sathnam Sanghera, the author of “Empireland: How Modern Britain is Shaped by its Imperial Past”, to discuss how so much of what is considered to be modern Britain is actually rooted in its imperial past, from how the British live to how they think.

Sathnam Sanghera was born to Punjabi parents in the West Midlands in 1976. He entered the education system unable to speak English but, after attending Wolverhampton Grammar School, graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge with a first class degree in English Language and Literature. Before becoming a writer he (among other things) worked at a burger chain, a hospital laundry, a market research firm, a sewing factory and a literacy project in New York.

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