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Who gets to shape the narrative of our times? The current moment is a battle royale over that foundational power, one in which women, people of color, non-straight people are telling other versions, and white people and men and particularly white men are trying to hang onto the old versions and their own centrality. In Whose Story Is This? Rebecca Solnit appraises what's e ...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Haymarket Books
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Tanya
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, feminism, non-fiction
My first encounter with Solnit was her acclaimed feminist essay collection Men Explain Things to Me, the titular piece contained therein being (in)famous for having coined the word "mansplaining". I haven't kept up with her work since, although her later collections are all on my virtual to-be-read-pile—so thank you to the publisher for providing me with this eARC of her new collection of fifteen essays, to be published on September 3rd!

These were the perfect bite-sized pieces to occupy my time
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Dipali
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: feminist, arcs
** A copy of Whose Story is This? was provided by the publisher and Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review **

Every time I read anything by Solnit, my first thought is "I hope I can write this eloquently and beautifully one day." With this collection, she's cemented her place as my favourite essayist and non-fiction writer. Whose Story is This? should be compulsory reading for anyone wants to grapple with the realities of the world today - pervasive domestic violence buttressed by patriarcha
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Katie
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Thank you to the publisher and to Edelweiss+ for this Advanced Reader Copy!

Get excited, y’all! Rebecca Solnit is back with yet another collection of essays that speak to our current cultural and political moment with grace, eloquence, long-sighted wisdom, and hope. Climate change, feminism, the patriarchy, the current pool of Democratic candidates in the U.S., violence, and the long arc of social and cultural change (that bends toward justice and a better world) are all covered in this collectio
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Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Rebecca Solnit is an American author who often writes on the environment, politics, place, and art. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications in print and online, including the Guardian newspaper and Harper's Magazine, where she is the first woman to regularly write the Easy Chair column founded in 1851. She is also a regular contributor to the political blog TomDispatch and to LitHub.

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