The bestselling, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist has profoundly changed the conversation on race, class, and power in America. She joins us to explore Caste for the first time in the UK.
‘Powerful and timely… I cannot recommend it strongly enough’ – Barack Obama
‘She leaves you looking at the world differently’ – Afua Hirsch
After fifty-eight consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, with more than one and a half million copies sold, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste has changed America’s conversation about power in America.
Now for the first time she joins Nicola Rollock in the UK to explore the hidden and arbitrary structures of power working to divide us.
She will spotlight the insidious undertow of caste and the effects of its human hierarchy on our culture, politics, and everyday lives. She will explore the pillars that support caste systems across civilisations, illuminating their effects through deeply researched human narratives, before proposing how we can move beyond these artificial and destructive human divisions and toward hope in our common humanity.
She will show us how that system is playing out right now in America, from the Capitol riots to the restriction of voting rights; from the reversal of abortion rights for women in many US states, where this book is often banned or barred from their school systems and public libraries; to the conspiratorial rise of ‘Replacement Theory’, and how the struggle to hold their place in a caste system drives some people to trample democracy itself.