Five Leaves Book Group: Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari
Date(s) - Wednesday, 29th May
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
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Homo sapiens rules the world because it is the only animal that can believe in things that exist purely in its own imagination, such as gods, states, money and human rights.
Starting from this provocative idea, Sapiens goes on to retell the history of our species from a completely fresh perspective. It explains that money is the most pluralistic system of mutual trust ever devised; that capitalism is the most successful religion ever invented; that the treatment of animals in modern agriculture is probably the worst crime in history; and that even though we are far more powerful than our ancient ancestors, we aren’t much happier.
By combining profound insights with a remarkably vivid language, Sapiens acquired cult status among diverse audiences, captivating teenagers as well as university professors, animal rights activists alongside government ministers. By 2018, over 10 million copies have been sold, and the book has been translated into nearly 50 languages.
Our book group is open to all. You can attend every time, or just the once if you fancy talking about a particular book, or all stops in between. All we ask is that you read the book in advance.
You can obtain the book however you like, but in the lead up to the event we offer 15% discount off book group books to all our customers.
For the avoidance of doubt, Prof. Harari will not be at the event!
Free, refreshments included but please let us know you are coming on firstname.lastname@example.org