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

Nesrine Malik



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Weidenfeld & Nicolson
10 September 2019
Society & Social Sciences; Social discrimination; Political correctness; Political ideologies; Political manifestos; Freedom of information & freedom of speech
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.
By:   Nesrine Malik
Imprint:   Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 132mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781474610414
ISBN 10:   1474610412
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   10 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nesrine Malik is a British Sudanese columnist and features writer for the Guardian. She was born in Sudan and grew up in Kenya, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. She received her undergraduate education at the American University in Cairo and University of Khartoum, and her post graduate education at the University of London. Alongside her journalistic career she previously spent ten years in emerging markets private equity. She was named Society and Diversity Commentator of the Year at the 2017 Comment Awards. She lives in London.

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

An acute and nuanced interrogator of contemporary prejudices, Nesrine Malik writes with immense moral courage and intellectual power 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

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