Panel Talks & Workshops
In conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkerson
- 8:00 pm
26 October 2020
Online | £5
Isabel Wilkerson will talk to the Guardian’s Nesrine Malik about her book, Caste: The Lies that Divide Us.
While working on her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Warmth of Other Suns, about the Jim Crow-era great migration of African Americans out of the South, Wilkerson realised that she was studying a deeply ingrained caste system.
Her new book, Caste, argues that we can’t understand current political upheavals without addressing the system of divisions that are the founding stones of American society. Drawing comparisons with two of the best known caste systems in the world – that of India and Nazi Germany – she shows how the “unseen hierarchies” of today are formed by the institutionalised inequality and injustices of the past, and that by illuminating how that works, we can work to dismantle it.
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Wilkerson won the Pulitzer prize for her first book. Caste has been described by the New York Times as “an instant American classic” and was selected for Oprah’s book club.
As the election approaches and America faces another moment of historical reckoning, join her in conversation with Nesrine Malik, for an urgent new examination of American power. You will also have the chance to ask your own questions at this live streamed event.
Running time: 60 minutes
If you live in the UK, you can purchase a ticket with a copy of Caste: The Lies that Divide Us at checkout for the special combined price of £21.50 including postage and packing (RRP £20)*.
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 the day after the event, 27 October, 2020. 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.
Header Image courtesy of Isabel Wilkerson.