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The New Age of Empire: In conversation with Kehinde Andrews

Academic and writer Kehinde Andrews will be joining us to talk about his new book, The New Age of Empire.

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As the first Black Studies professor in the UK, and the pioneer of the first Black Studies programme in Europe at Birmingham City University, Andrews’ previous books include Back to Black and Resisting Racism. In his new book, he deftly destroys the myth that the West was founded on the three revolutions of science, industry and politics – but was instead built on the foundation stones of genocide, slavery and colonialism.

A vital book that offers no easy answers to critical questions, The New Age of Empire presents a groundbreaking new blueprint for challenging age-old systems. Andrews argues that the “West is rich because the Rest is poor”, and that reforming a racist global order calls for radical solutions. At this livestreamed event Andrews will talk to Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik about how the legacy of empire affects race relations today, and answer your questions in real time.


Running time: 60 minutes

If you live in the UK, you can purchase a ticket with a copy of The New Age of Empire at checkout for the special combined price of £20 including postage and packing (RRP £20)*.

This event will be hosted on a third-party live streaming platform BlueJeans, please refer to their privacy policy before purchasing a ticket to the event. After registering, you will receive a unique link in advance to access the event online.

If you require closed captions to be available on this event notify us on your booking form when making your purchase.

This event is being streamed globally. If you are joining us from outside the United Kingdom, please use this time zone converter to check your local live streaming time.

*Books will be dispatched on publication date, 4 February, 2021. However, please note that in the current circumstances, some books may be delayed. If we experience any delay in getting your copy to you, we will contact you by email to let you know.


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