Imperialism isn’t in the past. Neither is the damage it did

Imperialism isn’t in the past. Neither is the damage it did
Artist Anita McKenzie with her 2023 exhibition, Seaside Memories, which honours the legacy of the Windrush Generation. (Image: Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty)
The Washington Post
By Balaji Ravichandran         A book about the history of the British Empire elicits certain expectations. That it might begin with, say, the arrival of Europeans in Asia or America; that the bulk of it would be devoted to conquest and colonisation, and how Britain ruled the colonies; and that it might come to an end in the 1950s or 60s, when most colonies had either become independent or were on the path to independence. The Falklands War might form a small postscript in more recent volumes, but with the handover...

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