大英帝國已存在了幾個世紀。它不僅是理解現代英國的基礎，也是理解它曾經統治過的世界各地的基礎。HKILF邀請了兩位曾經寫過不同文體的作品的作家，一同探究殖民主義與種族的話語，以及過去和現在的相互聯繫。在他的新書《Empireland》裡，記者Sathnam Sanghera探究現代英國在多大程度上植根於帝國歷史，亦發現在公共話語中有迴避和簡化主題的偏向。 Caryl Phillips是一位高產作家，研究員和講師；他的研究興趣是非洲移民的經歷和奴隸貿易的持續影響。他還研究文集《Colour Me English》和《A View of the Empire at Sunset》裡的本質、歸屬感和排斥。本場對話將由英國《金融時報》亞洲新聞副主編Ravi Mattu主持。
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Born to Punjabi immigrant parents, Sathnam Sanghera is a Cambridge English Language and Literature graduate. He is a two-time Costa Book Awards shortlist, and has won prizes for his journalism at the Financial Times and The Times. His third book, Empireland: How Imperialism Shaped Modern Britain became an instant Sunday Times bestseller.
Caryl Phillips was born in St.Kitts but has lived for some years in the USA, where he is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and Professor English Literature at Yale University. Known primarily as a novelist – Crossing the River was on the Booker Prize shortlist and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and A Distant Shore won the Commonwealth Writers Prize – he has also published non-fiction, drama, and written for both television and the screen. His latest novel is A View of the Empire at Sunset (2018).
Ravi Mattu is the deputy Asia news editor of the Financial Times, helping to oversee the paper’s coverage of the Asia-Pacific region.