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CASTE The Origins of Our Discontents

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Robin Miles

Contemporary Culture • 14.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Robin Miles's powerhouse performance and Isabel Wilkerson's excellent writing are perfectly matched in this stunning examination of the egregious effects of caste systems in India, the United States, and Nazi Germany. The Pulitzer Prize-winning NEW YORK TIMES journalist combines research into the development of caste systems, their societal role, and their connection with racism with examples from her own life. The shop owner who turned away Wilkerson, who is Black, because he was waiting for the "important" TIMES journalist? He's included. Miles's warm, clear, unrushed narration combines passion with a calm that helps listeners cope with periodic ugliness. The lynching of Black people. The charred "dust" swept daily from children's swing sets near Nazi concentration camps. As, together, we build a better tomorrow, this audiobook is a must listen. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2020]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2020

CD ISBN 9780593396698 $45.00 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN 9780593339800 $22.50

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2020

DD ISBN 9780593339817 $95.00

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