Rethinking ‘Empire’: in conversation with Sujit Sivasundaram – Cambridge Literary Festival

Sun 23 Apr 2023, 12:00 - 13:00

Wheelchair accessible venue
An image of Sujit Sivasundaram
Palmerston Room, St. John’s College, 26-27 Magdalene St, Cambridge CB3 0AF

This event is part of the Cambridge Literary Festival.

The British Academy Book Prize is awarded annually for a non-fiction book that has made an outstanding contribution to global cultural understanding for a wider public audience. 

Join Professor Patrick Wright FBA, former Book Prize Jury Chair, in conversation with Sujit Sivasundaram to explore urgent and globally significant topics that shine a light on the connections and divisions that shape our environments and cultural identity worldwide.

Winner of the 2021 Book Prize, Sujit Sivasundaram, re-imagines the history of the British Empire in his book Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire. He invites the reader to consider what this history looks like from the perspective of indigenous peoples in the Indian and Pacific oceans, showing how they asserted their place in the global South as the British Empire expanded.

Professor Sujit Sivasundaram, writer and Professor of World History at the University of Cambridge, winner of the 2021 Book Prize

Professor Patrick Wright FBA, writer, broadcaster and Professor of Literature, History and Politics at Kings College London, Former Book Prize Jury Chair.

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