In conversation with Angela Saini about how men came to rule

Words of Colour’s Executive Director Joy Francis will be in conversation with award-winning science journalist and writer Angela Saini about her acclaimed new book ‘The Patriarchs: How Men Came to Rule’ at Second Home on Wednesday 26th July 2023 from 7pm to 9pm.

Described as ‘fascinating and insightful’ by The Guardian, award-winning science journalist Angela Saini’s fourth book ‘The Patriarchs: How Men Came to Rule’ goes in search of the true roots of gendered oppression, uncovering a complex history of how male domination became embedded in societies and spread across the globe.

In this bold and radical book, which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing, Saini travels to the world’s earliest known human settlements, traces cultural and political histories from the Americas to Asia and overturns simplistic universal theories to show that what patriarchy is and how far it goes back really depends on where you are.

Saini will share her writing journey, reveal her motivation for writing the book and explore its widely praised ‘timeliness’, with Words of Colour’s executive director Joy Francis, followed by a book signing.

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About Angela Saini

Angela Saini is an award-winning journalist and author. She has presented science programmes on BBC radio and television, and her writing has appeared in National Geographic, Wired, the Lancet and Nature.

She is the author of four books, including Superior: The Return of Race Science, and Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, which has been translated into fourteen languages.

Angela has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Oxford and has been a fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Humboldt Foundation in Berlin. She was made an honorary fellow of Keble College, Oxford in 2023.