We Need New Stories

We Need New Stories Challenging the Toxic Myths Behind Our Age of Discontent

Hardback (05 Sep 2019) | English

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Synopsis

'Nesrine Malik writes with urgent eloquence about the world we live in, applying her brilliant mind to some of the most important debates of our age. She's right: we do need new stories. Most of all though, we need this book' Elizabeth Day

'A powerful and persuasive debunking exercise' GUARDIAN

It is becoming clear that the old frames of reference are not working, that the narratives used for decades to stave off progressive causes are being exposed as falsehoods. Six myths have taken hold, ones which are at odds with our lived experience and in urgent need of revision.

Has freedom of speech become a cover for promoting prejudice? Has the concept of political correctness been weaponised to avoid ceding space to those excluded from power? Does white identity politics pose an urgent danger? These are some of the questions at the centre of Nesrine Malik's radical and compelling analysis that challenges us to find new narrators whose stories can fill the void and unite us behind a shared vision.

Book information

ISBN: 9781474610407
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.0941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 298
Weight: 412g
Height: 221mm
Width: 143mm
Spine width: 28mm