This is just the Beginning

Map of the world showing the extent of the British empire in 1886. It is called the "Imperial Federation", and it exists under the banner of "freedom, fraternity, and federation".

Map of the world by Walter Crane showing the extent of the British empire in 1886. Called the “Imperial Federation”, it exists under the banner of “freedom, fraternity, and federation”.

Welcome to Anglospheric Disturbance, a blog dedicated to discussing the unique culture of the “postcolonial world”. I’m interested in how we formulate our national and cultural identities in the shadows of colonialism. What does history dictate for our future? The stories presented here will hopefully illustrate to the interested reader the extent to which our lives are bound up in the past. History still feels very real. It lives on in our shared culture.

The past is never dead. It’s not even past. – William Faulkner, “Requiem for a Nun” (1950)