WE NEED NEW STORIES: Challenging the Toxic Myths Behind Our Age of Discontent
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.
Join Nesrine Malik in conversation with Immy Kaur as they discuss the need for a new narratives.
Tickets are free for members of Impact Hub Birmingham and £5/£16 for non members. Foyles Grand Central will be selling copies of Nesrine’s book and the £16 tickets include a copy of We Need New Stories (rrp £16.99) and Nesrine will be signing copies at the end of the event. Tickets can be booked here via Eventbrite.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
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