At this year’s British Book Awards, affectionately known as the ‘Nibbies’, Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera (OW 1995) was awarded Book of the Year for Non-Fiction: Narrative.
Sathnam’s book, where he explores how imperialism has shaped modern Britain, came out on top against the other books in the category: Bob Mortimer’s The Autobiography, Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe, This Much is True by Miriam Margolyes, Vaxxers by Dr Catherine Green and Billy Connolly’s Windswept and Interesting.
‘It’s not every day that a boy who couldn’t speak English when he started school wins a Book of the Year award’, Sathnam tweeted when reflecting on his award.
Since the release of Empireland, Sathnam has been busy, including the filming and release of his television show ‘Empire State of Mind’ and recently, among many other things, a community panel event hosted at School in association with Spectra – we can’t wait to see what he does next!
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