New feminist essays for the #MeToo era from the international best-selling author of Men Explain Things to Me
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 emerging and why it matters and what the obstacles are.
“In these times of political turbulence and an increasingly rabid and scrofulous commentariat, the sanity, wisdom and clarity of Rebecca Solnit’s writing is a forceful corrective. Whose Story Is This? is a scorchingly intelligent collection about the struggle to control narratives in the internet age.” —Alex Preston, The Guardian
“Solnit's passionate, shrewd, and hopeful critiques are a road map for positive change.” —Kirkus Reviews
"A thought-provoking and accessible exploration of the roles social and cultural narratives play in our thinking about gender, race, history and more, the 20 essays in Whose Story Is This? collectively make the case that #MeToo and other current forms of social activism are not isolated incidents, but rather the result of slowly shifting ideas of what is, and isn’t, acceptable behavior, and the increasing willingness to give voice to those who were previously voiceless." — Wendeline O. Wright, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Whose Story is This? Old Conflicts, New Chapters by Rebecca Solnit
Haymarket Books 2019