Dr Charlotte Lydia Riley: Imperial Island

Bethnal Green Library Cambridge Heath Rd Bethnal Green E2 0HL
Black History Month, Free to attend, Libraries and literature
Sunday 5th November 2023 (14:30-16:00)
Charlotte Riley

Imperial Island looks at the end of empire. Its aftermath is ever-present aftermath. It has divided and defined Britain over the last seventy years.

The books draws on a mass of primary sources. These include newspapers, government documents, TV shows, magazines, children’s books, letters and diaries. It shows how ordinary British people experienced life at the end of empire and after. It shows how imperialism continues to shape Britain today.

Part of the Writeidea Festival. All the events are FREE. Most events will be very popular and we strongly advise booking a ticket in advance.