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The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World, with Kehinde Andrews and Imarn Ayton

Wednesday April 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm BST

The West is rich because the Rest is poor. Capitalism is racism. The West congratulates itself on raising poverty by increments in the developing world while ignoring the fact that it created these conditions in the first place, and continues to perpetuate them.

We are delighted to welcome Kehinde Andrews and Imarn Ayton to virtual Housmans to discuss Kehinde’s book The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule The World.

Offering no easy answers, The New Age of Empire is essential reading to understand our profoundly corrupt global system. A work of essential clarity, The New Age of Empire is a groundbreaking new blueprint for taking Black Radical thought into the twenty-first century and beyond.


Author and educator Kehinde Andrews is one of the leading Black political voices in Britain. He is associate professor in sociology at Birmingham City University, a regular writer of opinion pieces for the GuardianIndependent and Ebony magazine, and editor of the series ‘Blackness in Britain’. He was part of the team that launched the first Black Studies degree in Europe, and is Co-chair of the Black Studies Association and of the Harambee Organisation of Black Unity. He regularly appears on television and radio.

Imarn Ayton is an Anti-Racism Activist and founder of the Black Reformist Movement: Imarn Ayton came to prominence during the Black Lives Matter protest on the 31st May, further to organising several protests including Saturday 6th June with 20.000 people in attendance. Imarn Ayton has become motivational speaker and Racism ‘Thought Leader’ in the process and advocates for tackling Institutional racism in the U.K.

Imarn has featured in numerous Newspapers and magazines including: Guardian, Evening Standard, British Vogue, British GQ, Elle UK and The Face Magazine. 


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