Nesrine Malik & Thomas Chatterton Williams

Live via Zoom:
Thursday, May 13, 5:00 PM ET
Nesrine Malik presents We Need New Stories: The Myths that Subvert Freedom
In conversation with Thomas Chatterton Williams

Award-winning British-Sudanese columnist Nesrine Malik takes the virtual Greenlight stage to present her highly anticipated debut book, We Need New Stories. Malik rigorously examines how common political myths function and how they are employed to subvert calls for equality from historically disenfranchised groups. Interweaving reportage with an incendiary analysis of American history and politics, she offers a compelling account of how calls to preserve "free speech" are used against the vulnerable; how a fixation with "wokeness," "political correctness," and "cancel culture" is in fact an organized and well-funded campaign by elites; and how the fear of racial minorities and their “identity politics” obscures the biggest threat of all—white terrorism. What emerges is a radical framework for understanding the crises roiling American contemporary politics. Thomas Chatterton Williams, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and author of Losing My Cool and Self-Portrait in Black and White, joins Malik in conversation at this virtual book talk!

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Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 5:00pm

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NY
We Need New Stories: The Myths that Subvert Freedom Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781324007296
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 11th, 2021

Self-Portrait in Black and White: Family, Fatherhood, and Rethinking Race Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393358544
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 15th, 2020

Losing My Cool: Love, Literature, and a Black Man's Escape from the Crowd Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143119623
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Published: Penguin Books - April 26th, 2011

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