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Recollections of My Non-Existence

Rebecca Solnit

Published by: Granta

A portrait of the American writer as a young woman, Rebecca Solnit’s memoir of coming of age is a  powerful indictment of an all-pervasive and unchallenged culture of misogyny. In this environment, women of her generation –and today’s – have feared for their safety almost every day. Detailing disturbing  personal experiences of harassment and abuse, she also highlights the almost unthinking silencing by men, who believed women should be kept in the wings. A plangent call for women to discover their voices and make themselves heard, this is an uncompromising and invigorating addition to the feminist and #MeToo conversation.”