P&P Live!: Isabel Wilkerson – Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents - in conversation with Bryan Stevenson

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 8:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

“As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power—which groups have it and which do not.”

In Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

Beautifully written, original, and revealing, this brilliant book is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.

Wilkerson will be in conversation with Bryan Stevenson, the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a human rights organization in Montgomery, Alabama. He is also the author of the award winning book Just Mercy, which was recently adapted as a major motion picture. 


  • Ticket + Signed Book (Shipped): $38
  • Ticket + Signed Book (Store Pickup): $33

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593230251
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

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